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Main Title The design of climate policy /
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Author Title of a Work
Guesnerie, R.
Tulkens, Henry.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 226038124
ISBN 9780262073028; 0262073021
Subjects Climatic changes--Government policy. ; Climatic changes--Economic aspects. ; Changement climatique. ; Coopération internationale. ; Aspects conomiques. ; Internationale Kooperation.--(DE-588)4120503-0 ; Klimaschutz.--(DE-588)7547705-1 ; Klimatfèorändringar--ekonomiska aspekter. ; Klimatfèorändringar--politiska aspekter.
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ERAM  QC981.8.C5 D436 2008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/31/2009
Collation xii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of the United States to ratify Kyoto and the very limited involvement of developing countries, and the optimal timing of climate policies. In this book essays by leading international economists offer insights on both these concerns." "The book first considers the appropriate institutions for effective international cooperation on climate change, proposing an alternative to the Kyoto arrangement and a theoretical framework for such a scheme. The discussions then turn to the stability of international environmental agreements, emphasizing the logic of coalition forming and demonstrating the applicability of game-theoretical analysis. Finally, contributors address both practical and quantitative aspects of policy design, offering theoretical analyses of such specific policy issues as intertemporal carbon trade and implementation of a sequestration policy, and then by formal mathematical models examining policies related to the rate of climate change, international trade and carbon leakage, and the shortcomings of the standard Global Warming Potential index."--Jacket.