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An introduction to climate change economics and policy, Felix R. FitzRoy and Elissaios Papyrakis

Label
An introduction to climate change economics and policy, Felix R. FitzRoy and Elissaios Papyrakis
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-234) and index
Main title
An introduction to climate change economics and policy
Oclc number
898925889
Responsibility statement
Felix R. FitzRoy and Elissaios Papyrakis
Series statement
Routledge textbooks in environmental and agricultural economics ;, 16
Summary
The 2nd edition of An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy explains the key scientific, economic and policy issues related to climate change in a completely up-to-date introduction for anyone interested, and students at all levels in various related courses, including environmental economics, international development, geography, politics and international relations. FitzRoy and Papyrakis highlight how economists and policymakers often misunderstand the science of climate change, underestimate the growing threat to future civilization and survival and exaggerate the costs of radical measures needed to stabilize the climate. In contrast, they show how direct and indirect costs of fossil fuels - particularly the huge health costs of local pollution - actually exceed the investment needed for transition to an almost zero carbon economy in two or three decades using available technology
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Basic science - and some politics - of climate change -- Sustainable agriculture: Sequestering carbon for food security -- Economic growth, well-being and sustainability -- Development in a changing climate -- Ethics and climate change -- Kyoto and other international environmental agreements -- Incentives for mitigation – carbon taxes and emissions trading -- The costs of climate change and the benefits of mitigation -- Green fiscal policy: From austerity to full employment in a low-carbon economy
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