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Man-Made Climate Change

Economic Aspects and Policy Options

  • Olav Hohmeyer
  • K. Rennings

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages III-VIII
  2. Introduction: Economic Aspects of and Policy Options for Climate Protection

  3. What Do We Know about Climate Change ?

  4. Economic Aspects of Climate Change

  5. Policy Options

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 347-401

About these proceedings

Introduction

As the Kyoto conference of the parties on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change once again underscored, man-made climate change has become one of the major challenges to our generation and many generations to come. Since scientific evidence on climate change can be seen as increasingly reliable, the focus of our attention has to turn more and more to the question of foreseeable damages and to possibilities to prevent and mitigate climate change. In other words, we need to analyse the economic aspects of man­ marle climate change and the policy options to prevent its most severe impacts. This book reports on the findings of an international workshop on these aspects of global climate change. It was organised by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany on March 6th and 7th 1997. In the light of the ongoing international policy-making process on climate change, we decided to publish the report after the Kyoto conference from December Ist to 10th, 1997, to include the results of the conference, which emphasise the importance of economic aspects and economic policy options when it comes to addressing the problern of man-made climate change. Thus, this book went to press in February 1998 the moment we received the official version of the Kyoto Protocol, which is reproduced in the annex.

Keywords

Climate protection Global warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Greenhouse gas Kyoto Protocol Treibhauseffekt Treibhausgase adaptation climate change economic instruments environment environmental policy greenhouse gases sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Olav Hohmeyer
    • 1
  • K. Rennings
  1. 1.Environmental ManagementCentre for European Economic ResearchMannheimDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-47035-6
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1146-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-47035-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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