This impressive new collection couldn't come at a better time. With global warming now becoming physically noticeable and the Kyoto treaty stalling in its efforts to get the developed world on board, to take a look at the economic factors of global warming is very much welcome. With contributions from distinguished authors and covering everything you need to know about global warming and its financial implications, this readable book will appeal across the political and scientific spectrum.
1. Introduction 2. Global Warming: Scientific Modelling and its Relationship to the Economic Dimensions of Policy 3. From Negotiation to Implementation: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol 4. Climate Protection: What Insight can Economics Offer? 5. The Economics of the Kyoto Protocol 6. The Role of Economic Instruments 7. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Climate Change 8. Economic Modelling of Global Climate Change 9. The Role of Energy Prices in Global Climate Change 10. Project-Based Mechanisms: Baselines, Additionality and Monitoring 11. Developing Countries and Climate Change 12. The Transition to Renewable Energy
Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics was established in 2001 and has since provided a key port of call for leading research in the field. As well as the core discipline of environmental economics, the remit of the series extends to natural resources, ecological economics, environmental studies and environmental science, with issues explored including energy, permit trading, valuation, taxation and climate change. The series is edited by Nick Hanley of the University of St Andrews.