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  • 9-June-2010

    English

    European energy policy and the transition to a low–carbon economy

    European energy policy faces a number of interrelated challenges, including making the transition to a low–carbon economy, increasing cross–border competition in electricity and gas markets and diversifying Europe’s energy supply.

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  • 27-May-2010

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    A framework for assessing green growth policies

    This paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing policies that will contribute to a better integration of environmental externalities in the pursuit of economic efficiency and growth objectives.

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  • 10-December-2009

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    Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

    Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.

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  • 1-July-2009

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    The incentives to participate in and the stability of international climate coalitions: a game-theoretic approach using the WITCH Model

    This paper uses WITCH, an integrated assessment model with a game-theoretic structure, to explore the prospects for, and the stability of broad coalitions to achieve ambitious climate change mitigation action.

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  • 3-June-2009

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    The economics of climate change mitigation: how to build the necessary global action in a cost-effective manner

    This paper examines the cost of a range of national, regional and global mitigation policies and the corresponding incentives for countries to participate in ambitious international mitigation actions.

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  • 3-June-2009

    English

    The economics of climate change mitigation: how to build the necessary global action in a cost-effective manner

    This paper examines the cost of a range of national, regional and global mitigation policies and the corresponding incentives for countries to participate in ambitious international mitigation actions.

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  • 17-April-2009

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    Co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies: literature review and new results

    There are local air pollution benefits from pursuing greenhouse gases emissions mitigation policies, which lower the net costs of emission reductions and thereby may strengthen the incentives to participate in a global climate change mitigation agreement.

  • 7-April-2009

    English

    Assessing the impacts of climate change: A literature review

    Climate change is expected to have significant implications for the world economy and for many areas of human activity. A main conclusion of the review is that there are large uncertainties, which are not fully reflected in existing estimates of global impacts of climate change in monetary units.

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  • 10-February-2009

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    The role of R&D and technology diffusion in climate change mitigation: new perspectives using the WITCH Model

    This paper uses the WITCH model, a computable general equilibrium model with endogenous technological change, to explore the impact of various climate policies on energy technology choices and the costs of stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations.

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  • 27-December-2000

    English, , 372kb

    Encouraging Environmentally Sustainable Growth in France (Economics Department Working Paper 314)

    This working paper analyses certain economic aspects of environmental policy in France, focussing on greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and discharges in city air.

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