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The Economics and Politics of Climate Change


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1: Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn: Introduction Part One: Revisiting the Economics of Climate Change 2: Dieter Helm: Climate-change policy: why has so little been achieved? 3: Cameron Hepburn and Nicholas Stern: The global deal on climate change 4: Scott Barrett: Climate treaties and the imperative of enforcement 5: Ross Garnaut, Stephen Howes, Frank Jotzo and Peter Sheehan: The implications of rapid development for climate-change mitigation 6: Kjell Arne Brekke and Olof Johansson-Stenman: The behavioural economics of climate change Part Two: The Global Players and Agreements 7: Paul Collier, Gordon Conway and Anthony Venables: Climate change and Africa 8: Jiahua Pan, Jonathan Phillips and Ying Chen: China's balance of emissions embodied in trade: approaches to measurement and allocating international responsibility 9: Vijay Joshi and Urjit R. Patel: India and climate-change mitigation 10: Robert N. Stavins: Addressing climate change with a comprehensive US cap-and-trade system 11: Dieter Helm: EU climate-change policy: a critique Part Three: Low-carbon Technologies 12: Dieter Helm: Nuclear power, climate change, and energy policy 13: Howard Herzog: Carbon dioxide capture and storage 14: Richard Green: RClimate-change mitigation from renewable energy: its contribution and cost 15: Krister Andersson, Andrew J. Plantinga, and Kenneth R. Richards: The national inventory approach for international forest-carbon sequestration management 16: David G. Victor: On the Regulation of Geoengineering 17: Steven Sorrell: Improving energy efficiency: hidden costs and unintended consequences Part Four: National and International Instruments 18: Cameron Hepburn: Carbon taxes, emissions trading and hybrid schemes 19: Gernot Wagner, Nathaniel Keohane, Annie Petsonk, and James Wang: Docking into a global carbon market: Clean Investment Budgets to finance low-carbon economic development 20: Cameron Hepburn: International carbon finance and the Clean Development Mechanism Part Five: Institutional Architecture 21: Joanna Depledge and Farhana Yamin: The global climate-change regime: a defence 22: Arunabha Ghosh and Ngaire Woods: Governing climate change: lessons from other governance regimes Bibliography

About the Author

Dieter Helm is Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He holds a number of advisory board appointments, including Chairman of the Academic Panel of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and member of the Advisory Panel on Energy and Climate Security, Department for Energy and Climate Change. He was a member of the DTI Sustainable Energy Policy Advisory Board 2002-7 and of the Prime Minister's Council of Science and Technology 2004-7. He is an associate editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Dieter Helm's career to date has spanned academia, public policy, and business. He founded Oxera in 1982 and has published extensively on environmental, energy, infrastructure, and regulation topics. Dr Cameron Hepburn is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's new Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He has advised several governments and international institutions on climate and environmental policy, and he currently serves on UK Defra's Academic Panel. He is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, a Research Fellow at New College, Oxford, and he has over a decade's experience working on environmental issues and climate change, with a particular focus on emissions trading and carbon markets. He holds a DPhil (PhD) in economics from Oxford, and undergraduate degrees in law and engineering from the University of Melbourne.


Successfully illustrate[s] the immense complexity of the problem...a valuable compendium * Sir Crispin Tickell, Financial Times *
Impressive * Roger Pielke Jr, Nature *

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