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Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction: Joint Implementation in the Framework Convention on Climate Change

Series: Environment & Policy Volume: 10

By: Dr Michael A Ridley

183 pages, 1 fig, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #81839 | ISBN: 0792349148
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About this book

Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction by Dr Michael Ridley investigates a novel way to reduce the cost of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emission reduction. This book asks whether allowing countries to substitute emission reduction undertaken abroad in lieu of emission reduction at home will reduce the cost of emission reduction and allow more rapid and acute falls in pollution.
Analysing US Department of Energy data on US emission reduction projects undertaken in Eastern Europe and Central America, this book explains differences in the cost of emission reduction by method and by country. The book sets out the conditions that would allow a joint implementation system to evolve into a full-blown tradable permits system. Political and practical objections to joint implementation are aired and addressed.

' ... Ridley has produced an easy to understand book with a good background on joint implementation.' Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1 (1999)


Contents

1. Introduction and Motivation. 2. Joint Implementation. 3. The Cost of Carbon in a Carbon Permit Market. 4. The Carbon Hierarchy Revisited. 5. Summary and Conclusions.

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