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Main Title The economics of climate change : the Stern review /
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Stern, N. H.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 78555140
ISBN 9780521700801; 0521700809
Subjects Environmental policy--Great Britain ; Climatic changes--Economic aspects ; Climatic changes--Government policy--Great Britain ; Economie de l'environnement ; Changement climatique ; Conséquences conomiques ; Pays développš ; Pays en développement ; Internationale Wirtschaftspolitik--(DE-588)4162065-3 ; Klimaschutz--(DE-588)7547705-1 ; Klimaänderung--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Umweltpolitik--(DE-588)4078523-3 ; Umweltèokonomie--(DE-588)4061638-1 ; Wirtschaft--(DE-588)4066399-1 ; Wirtschaftsentwicklung--(DE-588)4066438-7
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EJAM  HC260.E5E355 2007 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/15/2008
Collation xix, 692 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Climate change-- our approach: The science of climate change : scale of the environment challenge ; Economics, ethics and climate change ; Ethical frameworks and intertemporal equity -- Impacts of climate change on growth and development: How climate change will affect people around the world ; Implications of climate change for development ; Costs of climate change in developed countries ; Economic modelling of climate-change impacts -- The economics of stabilisation: Projecting the growth of greenhouse-gas emissions ; Climate change and the Kuznets curve ; The challenge of stabilisation ; Identifying the costs of mitigation ; Macroeconomic models of costs ; Structural change and competitiveness ; Key statistics for 123 UK production sectors ; Opportunities and wider benefits from climate policies ; Towards a goal for climate-change policy -- Policy responses for mitigation: Harnessing markets for mitigation : the role of taxation and trading ; Carbon pricing and emission markets in practice ; Accelerating technological innovation ; Beyond carbon markets and technology -- Policy responses for adaptation: Understanding the economics of adaptation ; Adaptation in the developed world ; Adaptation in the developing world -- International collective action: Framework for understanding international collective action for climate change -- Creating a global price for carbon -- Supporting the transition to a low-carbon global economy -- Promoting effective international technology co-operation -- Reversing emissions from land use change -- International support for adaptation -- Conclusions : building and sustaining international co-operation on climate change. "There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of this crucial issue. It has been conducted by Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the UK Government Economic Service, and a former Chief Economist of the World Bank. The Economics of Climate Change will be invaluable for all students of the economics and policy implications of climate change, and economists, scientists and policy makers involved in all aspects of climate change."