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Annex I differentiation proposals : implications for welfare, equity and policy

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dc.contributor Reiner, David M. en_US
dc.contributor Jacoby, Henry D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2003-10-24T14:57:24Z
dc.date.available 2003-10-24T14:57:24Z
dc.date.issued 1997-10 en_US
dc.identifier.other no. 27 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://mit.edu/globalchange/www/abstracts.html#a27 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/3621
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-20). en_US
dc.description Abstract in HTML and technical report in HTML and PDF available on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change website (http://mit.edu/globalchange/www/) en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing upon a variety of different criteria, many nations have introduced proposals to differentiate the reductions in carbon emissions that would be required of industrialized nations in the short to medium term. This paper considers the relationship of these proposals to their underlying conceptions of equity, and to the self-interest of the nations proposing them. The MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Assessment (EPPA) model is used to analyze the welfare implications of several prominent proposals, considering both cases where nations must carry out all emissions reductions domestically, and situations where trading in emissions permits is allowed. The consequences of applying two prominent differentiation measures to a global regime using a zero-based allocation of emissions rights is also explored. One conclusion is that a trading regime can yield important benefits in reducing potential conflict within developed nations, and help avoid complicated and divisive negotiations over burden-sharing formulas. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 72269 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Report no. 27 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QC981.8.C5 M58 no.27 en_US
dc.title Annex I differentiation proposals : implications for welfare, equity and policy en_US


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