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The Resource Economics and the challenge of global warming, Charles S. Pearson

Economics and the challenge of global warming, Charles S. Pearson

Label
Economics and the challenge of global warming
Title
Economics and the challenge of global warming
Statement of responsibility
Charles S. Pearson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Economics and the Challenge of Global Warming is a balanced and comprehensive analysis of the role of economics in confronting global warming, the central environmental issue of the twenty-first century. It avoids a technical exposition in order to reach a wide audience and is up to date in its theoretical and empirical underpinnings. It is addressed to all who have some knowledge of economic concepts and a serious interest in how economics can (and cannot) help in crafting climate policy. The book is organized around three central questions. First, can benefit-cost analysis guide us in setting warming targets? Second, what strategies and policies are cost-effective? Third, and most difficult, can a global agreement be forged between rich and poor, North and South? While economic concepts are foremost in the analysis, they are placed within an accessible ethical and political matrix. The book serves as a primer for the post-Kyoto era"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.738/74
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.P395 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Economics and the challenge of global warming, Charles S. Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction and a roadmap; 1. Climate change: background information; 2. The role of cost benefit in climate policy; 3. Discounting and social weighting (aggregating over time and space); 4. Empirical results: a tasting menu; 5. Strategic responses; 6. Targets and tools; 7. Trade and global warming; 8. The challenge of international cooperation; 9. Beyond Kyoto; 10. A summing up
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 p.
Isbn
9781107011519
Lccn
2011015311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713834742
  • (OCoLC)ocn793786324
Label
Economics and the challenge of global warming, Charles S. Pearson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction and a roadmap; 1. Climate change: background information; 2. The role of cost benefit in climate policy; 3. Discounting and social weighting (aggregating over time and space); 4. Empirical results: a tasting menu; 5. Strategic responses; 6. Targets and tools; 7. Trade and global warming; 8. The challenge of international cooperation; 9. Beyond Kyoto; 10. A summing up
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 p.
Isbn
9781107011519
Lccn
2011015311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713834742
  • (OCoLC)ocn793786324

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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