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The economics of climate change : the Stern review

Author: N H Stern; Great Britain. Treasury.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: International document
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Economics of climate change.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N H Stern; Great Britain. Treasury.
ISBN: 9780521700801 0521700809
OCLC Number: 78555140
Description: xix, 692 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Climate change--
our approach: The science of climate change : scale of the environment challenge ; Economics, ethics and climate change ; Ethical frameworks and intertemporal equity --
Impacts of climate change on growth and development: How climate change will affect people around the world ; Implications of climate change for development ; Costs of climate change in developed countries ; Economic modelling of climate-change impacts --
The economics of stabilisation: Projecting the growth of greenhouse-gas emissions ; Climate change and the Kuznets curve ; The challenge of stabilisation ; Identifying the costs of mitigation ; Macroeconomic models of costs ; Structural change and competitiveness ; Key statistics for 123 UK production sectors ; Opportunities and wider benefits from climate policies ; Towards a goal for climate-change policy --
Policy responses for mitigation: Harnessing markets for mitigation : the role of taxation and trading ; Carbon pricing and emission markets in practice ; Accelerating technological innovation ; Beyond carbon markets and technology --
Policy responses for adaptation: Understanding the economics of adaptation ; Adaptation in the developed world ; Adaptation in the developing world --
International collective action: Framework for understanding international collective action for climate change --
Creating a global price for carbon --
Supporting the transition to a low-carbon global economy --
Promoting effective international technology co-operation --
Reversing emissions from land use change --
International support for adaptation --
Conclusions : building and sustaining international co-operation on climate change.
Other Titles: Stern review on the economics of climate change
Stern review
Responsibility: [study conducted by] Nicholas Stern.
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