Climate Economics: Economic Analysis of Climate, Climate Change and Climate Policy

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Aug 29, 2014 - Science - 208 pages

This unique textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the economics of climate change and climate policy, and is suitable for advanced undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral students. Topics discussed include the costs and benefits of adaptation and

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The science of climate change
3
2 Emissions scenarios and options for emission reduction
16
3 Abatement costs
30
4 Policy instruments for emission reduction
44
5 Impacts and valuation
73
6 Impacts of climate change
85
7 Climate and development
101
9 Discounting equity uncertainty
123
10 Irreversibility and learning
144
11 International environmental agreements
152
12 Adaptation policy
163
13 Building an integrated assessment model
170
14 How to solve the climate problem?
190
Index
197
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8 Optimal climate policy
108

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