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The Design of Climate Policy

Roger Guesnerie and Henry Tulkens


Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of the United States to ratify Kyoto, and the very limited involvement of developing countries; and the optimal timing of climate policies. This book offers insights into both of these concerns. It first considers the appropriate institutions for effective international cooperation on climate change, proposing an alternative to the Kyoto arrangement and a theoretical framework for such a scheme. The dis ... More

Keywords: post-Kyoto Protocol, climate change policy, international cooperation, developing countries, international environmental agreements, coalition forming, game-theoretical analysis, policy design, carbon trade, carbon leakage

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262073028
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Guesnerie, editor

Henry Tulkens, editor

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1 Synopsis of the Book

Roger Guesnerie, and Henry Tulkens

I Design of Climate Institutions

II Stability of Outcomes

III Policy Design

13 On Multi-period Allocation of Tradable Emission Permits

Katrin Rehdanz, and Richard S. J. Tol

IV Models and Polices

17 The Global Warming Potential Paradox: Implications for the Design of Climate Policy

Stéphane De Cara, Elodie Galko, and Pierre-Alain Jayet

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