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About this book
About this book
This book explores the issue of sustainable development in its more operative and applied sense. Although a great deal of research has addressed potential interpretations and definitions of sustainable development, much of this work is too abstract to offer policy makers and researchers the feasible and effective guidelines they require. This book attempts to redress the balance. The authors demonstrate the importance of identifying practical means to assess whether policy proposals, specific decisions or targeted scenarios are sustainable. They also highlight how various indicators and aggregate measures can be included in models that are used for decision-making support and sustainability assessment.
Contents: Challenges of Sustainability to Economics Ger Klaassen Modelling Sustainability: The TranSust Project PART I: DEFINING SUSTAINABILITY 1. Economic Models for Sustainable Development Richard S.J. Tol 2. Designing Sustainability Policy Barbara K. Buchner 3. An American View of Sustainability Ray Kopp PART II: ISSUES IN MODELLING SUSTAINABILITY 4. Implementing the EU Sustainability Indicators Christopher Bohringer and Andreas Loschel 5. Interpreting Environmental Policy Cost Measures Jean-Charles Hourcade and Frederic Ghersi 6. Technical Progress in TranSust Models Valentina Bosetti and Marzio Galeotti 7. Revenue Recycling and Labour Markets: Effects on Costs of Policies for Sustainability Terry Barker, Sebastian De-Ramon and Hector Pollitt 8. Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Supporting Sustainable Energy Systems Bob van der Zwaan PART III: MODEL DESCRIPTIONS 9. Market Allocation model (MARKAL) at ECN Koen Smekens, Gerard Martinus and Bob van der Zwaan 10. A Hybrid Model: DEMETER Reyer Gerlagh and Bob van der Zwaan 11. Impact Assessment of Climate Policies: IMACLIM-S Frederic Ghersi 12. The Energy-Environment-Economy (E3) Model for Europe (E3ME) Terry Barker, Sebastian De-Ramon and Hector Pollitt 13. An Endogenous Growth Model: FEEM-RICE Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro and Marzio Galeotti 14. Policy Analysis Based on Computable Equilibrium (PACE) Christoph Bohringer, Andreas Loschel and Thomas F. Rutherford PART IV: SYNTHESIS OF TRANSUST 15. Economic Impacts of GHG Emissions Reductions: An Overview of Multiple Model Calculations Reyer Gerlagh, Stefan P. Schleicher, Walter Hyll and Gregor Thenius 16. Transition to Sustainability: Some Preliminary Conclusions Valentina Bosetti and Carlo Carraro Index