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About this book
About this book
Written by leading international experts in the field, this book reveals the various economic effects from climate change policies introduced at national and international levels. They describe actual applications of these policies in the main emitting countries.
Contents: Preamble Teresa Ribera 1. Introduction and Main Messages Emilio Cerda and Xavier Labandeira 2. The Impact of Climate Change: An Economic Perspective Michael Hanemann Discussion: Maria Loureiro 3. Issues on the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Juan C. Ciscar, Daniele Paci and Lucia Vergano Discussion: Noemi Padron 4. From Utopia to Common Sense: The Climate Mitigation Challenge Ottmar Edenhofer, Brigitte Knopf and Gunnar Luderer Discussion: Xavier Labandeira 5. Climate Change Policies and New Technologies Pablo Del Rio Discussion: Gregory Unruh 6. Competitiveness and Leakage Philippe Quirion Discussion: Pedro Linares 7. Distribution and Climate Change Policies Corbett A. Grainger and Charles D. Kolstad Discussion: Alberto Ansuategi 8. International Climate Change Negotiations: Lessons from Theory Carlo Carraro and Emanuele Massetti Discussion: Emilio Cerda 9. Involving Developing Countries in Global Climate Policies Anil Markandya Discussion: Ibon Galarraga 10. The Future of the Clean Development Mechanism Axel Michaelowa Discussion: Francisco J. Andre 11A. Copenhagen and Beyond: Reflections on China's Stance and Responses ZhongXiang Zhang 11B. Present and Future of Applied Climate Mitigation Policies: The European Union Antonio Soria and Bert Saveyn 11C. Climate Change and US Policy Vicki Arroyo
'This book sheds helpful light on the options individual countries and the world community face in the wake of the Copenhagen climate conference. Not only academics, but policymakers and journalists will find it useful reading as they prepare for domestic climate policy debates and the international negotiations scheduled for December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico.' - Robert N. Stavins, Harvard University, US
'If you want to know the latest thinking about the economics of climate change, then this timely book is the best compendium currently out there.' - Martin Weitzman, Harvard University, US