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Climate Change Policies

Global Challenges and Future Prospects Edited by Emilio Cerdá Tena, Professor of Economics, Complutense University, Spain and Xavier Labandeira, Professor of Economics, University of Vigo, Spain
Climate Change Policies sheds light on the foundations, design and effects of climate change policies. Written by leading international experts in the field, this book deals with the various economic effects from climate change policies introduced at national and international levels. It also expertly describes actual applications of climate change policies in the main emitting countries. This insightful study includes chapters on public policies and climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, effects on competitiveness, new technologies, distributional concerns, and the international dimension.
Extent: 304 pp
Hardback Price: £85.00 Web: £76.50
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84980 828 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Economics
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 climate change policies in the main emitting countries.

After the Copenhagen climate change summit, it was clear that there was a requirement for a comprehensive analysis of climate change policies – costs and benefits. Climate Change Policies is an eloquent insight into the foundations, design and effects of climate change policies. It includes chapters on public policies and climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, effects on competitiveness, new technologies, distributional concerns and the international dimension.

With an emphasis on the economic aspects associated with climate change policies, this book will be invaluable for academics and researchers of environment economics and climate change policy. Policymakers, journalists and scientists will also find much to interest them in this enlightening resource.
‘. . . this rigorous but accessible book offers valuable lessons from scholars with a wide range of expertise related to the economics of climate change and should be of interest to both researchers and practitioners in search for an overarching compendium about current views on climate change policies.’
– Alessandro Tavoni, Environment and Planning C

‘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
Contributors: F.J. André, A. Ansuategi, V. Arroyo, C. Carraro, E. Cerdá, J.C. Ciscar, P. Del Río, O. Edenhofer, I. Galarraga, C.A. Grainger, M. Hanemann, B. Knopf, C.D. Kolstad, X. Labandeira, P. Linares, M.L. Loureiro, G. Luderer, A. Markandya, E. Massetti, A. Michaelowa, D. Paci, N. Padrón, P. Quirion, B. Saveyn, A. Soria, G.C. Unruh, L. Vergano, Z. Zhang
Contents:

Preamble
Teresa Ribera

1. Introduction and Main Messages
Emilio Cerdá and Xavier Labandeira

2. The Impact of Climate Change: An Economic Perspective
Michael Hanemann

Discussion: María L. Loureiro

3. Issues on the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change
Juan C. Ciscar, Daniele Paci and Lucia Vergano

Discussion: Noemi Padrón

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 Río

Discussion: Gregory C. 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 Cerdá

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. André

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

Index