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The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

Policies and Options for Global Action beyond 2012

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Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key climate policy issues including: an ideal set of climate policy tools; the size of the economic and environmental costs of incomplete country or sector coverage of climate change mitigation policies;  how to concretely develop a global carbon market; the case for, and what can we reasonably expect from, R&D and technology support policies; and  the incentives for major emitting countries to join a climate change mitigation agreement.

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Graph 5.2 - Estimated response of R&D and renewable power generation deployment under alternative world GHG emission price scenarios (650 ppm and 550 ppm GHG concentration stabilisation scenarios)

Estimated response of R&D and renewable power generation deployment under alternative world GHG emission price scenarios (650 ppm and 550 ppm GHG concentration stabilisation scenarios) appears in The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Op

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