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Argument in the Greenhouse

The International Economics of Controlling Global Warming, 1st Edition

By Sujata Gupta, Stephen Hall, Nick Mabey, Clare Smith

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464 pages

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How can greenhouse gases be controlled and reduced? Will it be in time?

This book adds a significant new contribution to the crucial climate change/global warming debate. Incorporating the key political and legal considerations into `real world' applied economic analysis, the authors provide a unique focus on the wider political economy of the problem.

All the key issues of controlling climate change (costs, timing and degree of stabilisation, ecological taxt reform, developing countries, and evolution of international agreements), are placed firmly within the current legal and political context, with state-of-the-art economic techniques introduced to analyse different policy proposals.

Covering both the developing and developed world, this book identifies important new policies to foster effective agreements on eissions and prevent global warming - realistic policies, likely to receive support at both international and domestic levels. be in time?

This book adds a significant new contribution to the crucial climate change/global warming debate. Incorporating the key political and legal considerations into 'real world' applied economic analysis, the book's authors provide a unique focus on the wider political economy of the problem.

All the key issues of controlling climate change (costs, timing and degree of stabilisation, ecological tax reform, developing countries and evolution of international agreements), are placed firmly within the current legal and political economy context, with state-of-the-art economic techniques introduced to analyse different policy proposals.

Covering both the developing and developed world, this book identifies important new policies to foster effective agreements on emmissions and prevent global warming - realistic policies which are likely to receive support at both international and domestic levels.

Reviews

Well formulated and well-written…invaluable to policy-makers and students within the fields of environmental policy and economics - World Meteorological Organization Bulletin

About the Authors

Nick Mabey is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Forecasting, London Business School; Stephen Hall is Professor of Economics, Imperial College; Clare Smith is a Consultant on energy and environmental issues; Sujata Gupta is a Research Fellow at the Tat Institute, India

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography