Timing of greenhouse gas emission reduction

Tol, Richard S J (2000) Timing of greenhouse gas emission reduction. Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, 10 (1). pp. 63-68. ISSN 09703888

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There are sound arguments for postponing aggressive emission reduction, such as cost savings, characteristics of the carbon cycle, and international institution building. There are equally sound arguments against postponing ambitious emission abatement, such as the stimulation of technological progress, intergenerational equity, and the impacts of climate change. The current state of knowledge does not allow for an unambiguous preference of one option over the other. However, there is little reason for not reducing emissions, not developing new technologies, and not building international institutions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2012 11:39
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38377
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