publication . Article . Preprint . Part of book or chapter of book . 2000

Climate Change Policy

Tom Delreux; Sander Happaerts;
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  • Published: 01 May 2000 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Having risen from relative obscurity as few as ten years ago, climate change now looms large among environmental policy issues. Its scope is global; the potential environmental and economic impacts are ubiquitous; the potential restrictions on human choices touch the most basic goals of people in all nations; and the sheer scope of the potential response—a significant shift away from using fossil fuels as the primary energy source in the modern economy—is daunting. In this paper, we explore the economics of climate change policy. We examine the risks that climate change poses for society, the benefits of protection against the effects of climate change, and the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cost–benefit analysis, Primary energy, Political economy of climate change, Environmental planning, Policy studies, Effects of global warming, Climate change, Economic impact analysis, Environmental science, Sustainability and systemic change resistance, Economics, Land use, land-use change and forestry, Natural resource economics

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