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Main Title Consumption-Based Approaches in International Climate Policy [electronic resource] /
Author Lininger, Christian.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number QC902.8-903.2
ISBN 9783319159911
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Climatic changes. ; Economic policy. ; International economics. ; Environmental economics.
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 249 p. 6 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Part I: The Economic, Political and Legal Background -- Part II: Theoretical Analysis -- Part III: Implementing Consumption-Based Policy Approaches. This book analyses the potentials and consequences of a change from production-based to consumption-based approaches in international climate policy. With the help of an analytical model, the author investigates the effects of different policy variants on environmental effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, carbon leakage, competitiveness and the global distribution of income. The economic, legal, and political background and the often contradictory findings on consumption-based approaches are reviewed in great detail. In the final chapters, options for practical policy design are developed. The book concludes that a switch to consumption orientation is not a policy tool whereby industrialized countries can unilaterally improve climate policy effectiveness, but should rather be seen as a possible intermediate step on the way to a fully multilateral mitigation strategy.