Climate Change Policy

Paperback | May 26, 2005

EditorDieter Helm

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The threat posed by climate change has not yet been matched by international agreements and economic policies that can deliver sharp reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Although the Kyoto Protocol has now been ratified by Russia and hence come into legal effect, the USA, China, and Indiaare all outside its emissions caps. Few European countries are on course to meet their own national targets, and even if fully implemented, it is widely acknowledged that the Kyoto Protocol would make little difference to the carbon concentrations in the atmosphere. In consequence, there is a searchfor a post-Kyoto framework, new institutions, and new economic policies to spread the costs and meet them in an economically efficient way. This volume provides an accessible overview of the economics of climate change, the policy options, and the scope for making significant carbon reductions.

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The threat posed by climate change has not yet been matched by international agreements and economic policies that can deliver sharp reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Although the Kyoto Protocol has now been ratified by Russia and hence come into legal effect, the USA, China, and Indiaare all outside its emissions caps. Few Europ...

Dieter Helm is an economist specialising in utilities, infrastructure, regulation and the environment, and concentrates on the energy, water and transport sectors in the UK and Europe. He is currently Fellow in Economics, New College, Oxford and holds a number of advisory board appointments, including the Prime Minister's Council for ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:May 26, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281467

ISBN - 13:9780199281466

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Table of Contents

1. Dieter Helm: Introduction2. Dieter Helm: Climate change policy: a survey3. Alistair Ulph: Uncertainty and climate change policyThe Social Cost of Carbon4. David Pearce: The social cost of carbon5. Robert Mendelsohn: Climate change policy6. Richard Tol: Climate change costsTradable Permits and Carbon Taxes7. Tom Tietenberg: The tradable permits approach to protecting the commons8. Stephen Sorrell and Jos Sijm: Carbon trading in the policy mix9. Ian Perry: Fiscal interactions and the case for carbon taxes over grandfathered carbon permitsInterventions and Command and Control10. Michael Grubb: Renewables, technical progress and innovation11. Stephen DeCanio: Energy efficiency: the evidenceKyoto and After12. Christoph Bohringer: Will Kyoto work?13. David Victor: Alternatives to Kyoto14. Scott Barrett: After Kyoto: what to do nextInstitutional Design15. Dieter Helm, Cameron Hepburn, and Richard Mash: Credible carbon taxes16. Philippe Sands: The IPCC: its role and influence17. Dieter Helm: Whither climate-change policy?18. Chris Hope: Integrated assessment models