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1st Edition

Putting a Price on Carbon in South Africa and Other Developing Countries

ISBN 9781849712439
Published October 5, 2010 by Routledge
96 Pages

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Book Description

How should we be putting a price on carbon, particularly in developing countries? This volume takes up this contested issue and examines how different economic instruments might apply in developing countries, with a special focus on South Africa. The papers included address a variety of themes in this area: Emissions trading, carbon taxes, fiscal and non-fiscal instruments, policy and institutional dimensions, and lessons from the Clean Development Mechanism. Presenting the very latest research, the volume will be of interest to academics and policymakers in economics, policy and development.

Table of Contents

1. Putting a Price on Carbon in the Context of Development 2. Carbon Pricing and Industrial Policy in South Africa 3. Comparison of Emissions Trading and Carbon Taxation in South Africa 4. Structuring Approaches to Pricing Carbon in Energy- and Trade-Intensive Sectors in South Africa 5. Meeting a National Emission Reduction Target in an Experimental Setting 6. Is Emission Trading a Possible Policy Option for India? 7. Aligning South African Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Policy

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Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard are both based at the Energy Research Centre (ERC) at the University of Cape Town.