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"Since the publication of the Stern Review, economists have started to ask more normative questions about climate change. Should we act now or tomorrow? What is the best theoretical carbon price to reach long-term abatement targets? How do we discount the long-term costs and benefits of climate change? This provocative book argues that these are the wrong sorts of questions to ask because they don't take into account the policies that have already been implemented. Instead, it urges us to concentrate on existing policies and tools by showing how the development of carbon markets could dramatically reduce world greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, triggering policies to build a new low-carbon energy system while restructuring the way agriculture interacts with forests. This provides an innovative new perspective on how a post-Kyoto international climate regime could emerge from agreements between the main GHG emitters capping their emissions and building an international carbon market"-- Provided by publisher.
First published in French 2009.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Manaus opera house Climate risk Some like it hot: adaptation to climate change Building a low-carbon energy future Pricing carbon: the economics of cap-and-trade Intensifying agricultural to safeguard forests The price of carbon: the economics of projects Macroeconomic impacts: sharing carbon rent International climate change negotiations Conclusion: both action and inaction entail risks Thirty key sets of figures Greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
K3585.5 .P4713 2011
Et pour quelques degrés de plus., English, (DLC)n 2010083391
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.