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About this book
About this book
China faces many modernisation challenges. But perhaps none is more pressing than that posed by climate change. China must find a new economic growth model that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable, can free it from its dependency on fossil fuels, and lift living standards for the majority of its population. But what does such a model look like? And how can China best make the transition from its present macro-economic structure to a low-carbon future?
This economic study, led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Chinese Economists 50 Forum, brings together leading international thinkers in economics, climate change and development, to tackle some of the most challenging issues relating to China's low-carbon development.
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Synthesis Report 2. The Economics of Climate Change 3. Meeting Global Targets through International Cooperation 4. International Emissions Trading and the Global Deal 5. Greenhouse Gases and Human Well-Being: China in a Global Perspective 6. Carbon Embedded in China's Trade 7. Emissions: Modified Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) and Mitigation Targets 8. Comparison of Equity Frameworks and a China Analysis of the Greenhouse Development Rights Concept 9. A Deep Carbon Reduction Scenario for China 10. Emission Reduction and its Impact on Employment: Trade-offs, Scenarios and Policy Options 11. Carbon Tax as an Instrument of Carbon Reduction 12. Taxation Instruments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Comparison with Quantity Instruments 13. Policy Implications of Carbon Pricing for China's Trade 14. Domestic Emissions Trading Systems 15. China's Mitigation Strategies, Policies and Institutions 16. International Mechanisms for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Finance and Investment