Kverndokk, Snorre and Rose, Adam (2008): Equity and justice in global warming policy. Published in: International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics , Vol. 2, No. 2 (October 2008): pp. 135-176.
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Many countries are implementing or at least considering policies to counter increasingly certain negative impacts from climate change. An increasing amount of research has been devoted to the analysis of the costs of climate change and its mitigation, as well as to the design of policies, such as the international Kyoto Protocol, post-Kyoto negotiations, regional initiatives, and unilateral actions. Although most studies on climate change policies in economics have considered efficiency aspects, there is a growing literature on equity and justice.
Climate change policy has important dimensions of distributive justice, both within and across generations, but in this paper we survey only studies on the intragenerational aspect, i.e.., within a generation. We cover several domains including the international, regional, national, sectoral and inter-personal, and examine aspects such as the distribution of burdens from climate change, climate change policy negotiations in general, implementation of climate agreements using tradable emission permits, and the uncertainty of alternatives to emission reductions.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Equity and justice in global warming policy|
|English Title:||Equity and justice in global warming policy|
|Keywords:||Economics of climate change, intragenerational equity, distributive justice|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D62 - Externalities
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q0 - General > Q00 - General
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H23 - Externalities ; Redistributive Effects ; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
|Depositing User:||Snorre Kverndokk|
|Date Deposited:||27. Aug 2010 07:48|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 19:08|
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