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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 6.3 - The impact of global action on optimal GHG emission and concentration paths, assuming high damage and low discounting rates

The impact of global action on optimal GHG emission and concentration paths, assuming high damage and low discounting rates appears in The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Options for Global Action beyond 2012.

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