Written in English
Topics discussed include the costs and benefits of adaptation and mitigation, discounting, uncertainty, policy instruments, and international agreements. Special features include: in-depth treatment of the economics of climate change; careful explanations of concepts and their application to climate policy; customizable integrated assessment model that illustrates all issues discussed; specific usage guidelines for each level of reader; companion website featuring data, extra reading, quizzes, videos and more. This book will be an essential text for students of varying levels in economics, climate change and environmental policy, and a resource for researchers and practitioners.
|Statement||Richard S.J. Tol|
|LC Classifications||QC903 .T65 2014|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 198 pages|
|Number of Pages||198|
|ISBN 10||1782545921, 1782545913|
|ISBN 10||9781782545927, 9781782545910|
|LC Control Number||2014938768|
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