Climate Policy after Copenhagen: The Role of Carbon Pricing by Karsten NeuhoffClimate Policy after Copenhagen: The Role of Carbon Pricing by Karsten Neuhoff

Climate Policy after Copenhagen: The Role of Carbon Pricing

byKarsten Neuhoff

Paperback | July 11, 2011

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At the UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, 117 heads of state concluded that low-carbon development is necessary in order to combat climate change. However, they could not agree on emission targets. At least one of the reasons why they could not agree is that low-carbon development is challenging because it requires the implementation of a portfolio of policies and programs. This book examines one the policies at the heart of attempts to create a low-carbon future: the European Emission Trading Scheme. It explores problems surrounding the implementation of such schemes, including the role of vested interests, the impact of subtle design details, and opportunities to attract long-term investments. It also shows how international climate cooperation can be designed to support the domestic implementation of policies for low-carbon development. This timely analysis of carbon pricing contains important lessons for all those concerned with the development of post-Copenhagen climate policy.
Title:Climate Policy after Copenhagen: The Role of Carbon PricingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:July 11, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1107401410

ISBN - 13:9781107401419


Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of text boxes; 1. Introduction; 2. The role of a climate policy mix; 3. Implementing a carbon price, the example of cap and trade; 4. Shifting investment to low-carbon choices; 5. Co-operation among developed countries - a role for carbon markets?; 6. A world of different carbon prices; 7. International support for low-carbon growth in developing countries; 8. Conclusion; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Karsten Neuhoff makes an interesting case in showing that the failure to adopt a comprehensive climate agreement in Copenhagen may have been the result of some fundamental underlying changes. The Copenhagen Accord could therefore mark the beginning of a bottom-up approach in which domestic policy design based on carbon pricing as well as specific regulations can be supported through international co-operation. If his analysis proves right, the EU is in principle well equipped to such a change, but may have to rethink some elements of its international negotiation strategy accordingly." - Jos Delbeke, Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission