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Getting a deal on climate change: Obama’s flexible multilateralism. Obama Nation? US foreign policy one year on

Getting a deal on climate change: Obama’s flexible multilateralism. Obama Nation? US foreign policy one year on

a research article by Robert Falkner  19 January, 2010

‘It will be as different as night from day’, is how Senator John Kerry described the impact of Barack Obama’s election victory on America’s stance in international climate politics. … read more »


The costs of adaptation

The costs of adaptation

a research article by Sam Fankhauser  18 January, 2010

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The economics of the CDM levy: revenue potential, tax incidence and distortionary effects

The economics of the CDM levy: revenue potential, tax incidence and distortionary effects

a research article by Sam Fankhauser  18 January, 2010

A levy on the Clean Development Mechanism and other carbon trading schemes is a potential source of finance for climate change adaptation. An adaptation levy of 2% is currently … read more »


An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions

An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions

a research article by Cameron Hepburn  18 January, 2010

Climate change is increasingly seen to raise difficult normative issues. To date, cumulative emissions have been disproportionately from the developed world, while the consequences of climate change are anticipated … read more »


Why is the USA so energy intensive? Evidence for US multinationals in the UK

Why is the USA so energy intensive? Evidence for US multinationals in the UK

a working paper by Ralf Martin  1 January, 2010

At present the USA is, in per capita terms, the top greenhouse gas polluter among the world’s major economies. This is mirrored by the high-energy intensity … read more »


What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data

What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Matthieu Glachant  1 December, 2009

Using patent data from 66 countries for the 1990–2003 period, we characterise the factors that promote or hinder the international diffusion of climate-friendly technologies on a global scale read more »


From efficiency to justice: utility as the informational basis of climate change strategies, and some alternatives

From efficiency to justice: utility as the informational basis of climate change strategies, and some alternatives

a working paper by Simon Dietz  1 December, 2009

The aim of this paper is to consider, from an ethical point of view, the role that economics should play in evaluating climate change strategies. Economics has … read more »


Deciding our future in Copenhagen:  will the world rise to the challenge of climate change?

Deciding our future in Copenhagen: will the world rise to the challenge of climate change?

a policy report by Nicholas Stern  1 December, 2009

Nicholas Stern The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen begins on 7 December and we can see the outline of a global agreement emerging. However, the crucial specifics of … read more »


Mitigating climate change through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions: the science and economics of future paths for global annual emissions

Mitigating climate change through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions: the science and economics of future paths for global annual emissions

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Nicola Ranger  1 December, 2009

Mitigating climate change through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions: the science and economics of future paths for global annual emissions read more »


Action and ambition for a global deal in Copenhagen

Action and ambition for a global deal in Copenhagen

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern  1 December, 2009

This paper sets out an assessment of the latest national positions regarding emission reduction targets and actions going into the forthcoming negotiations in Copenhagen. These targets and intentions are quantified … read more »


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