A new book “The Economics and Politics of Climate Change”, co-edited by Climate Bridge Executive Director, Dr Cameron Hepburn, and Professor Dieter Helm of Oxford University, has been published by Oxford University Press.
The book takes a cool-headed look at the critical roadblocks to agreement on climate change, examining the underlying economics and incentives faced by the main players, the key technologies and the policies governments can put in place to shift our economies onto a low-carbon path. The volume brings together leading climate change economists and policy experts. Amongst the various contributions, a host of positive suggestions are set out as to how to build a post Kyoto framework.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn: Introduction
Part One: Revisiting the Economics of Climate Change
2: Dieter Helm: Climate-change policy: why has so little been achieved?
3: Cameron Hepburn and Nicholas Stern: The global deal on climate change
4: Scott Barrett: Climate treaties and the imperative of enforcement
5: Ross Garnaut, Stephen Howes, Frank Jotzo and Peter Sheehan: The implications of rapid development for climate-change mitigation
6: Kjell Arne Brekke and Olof Johansson-Stenman: The behavioural economics of climate change
Part Two: The Global Players and Agreements
7: Paul Collier, Gordon Conway and Anthony Venables: Climate change and Africa
8: Jiahua Pan, Jonathan Phillips and Ying Chen: China’s balance of emissions embodied in trade: approaches to measurement and allocating international responsibility
9: Vijay Joshi and Urjit R. Patel: India and climate-change mitigation
10: Robert N. Stavins: Addressing climate change with a comprehensive US cap-and-trade system
11: Dieter Helm: EU climate-change policy: a critique
Part Three: Low-carbon Technologies
12: Dieter Helm: Nuclear power, climate change, and energy policy
13: Howard Herzog: Carbon dioxide capture and storage
14: Richard Green: Climate-change mitigation from renewable energy: its contribution and cost
15: Krister Andersson, Andrew J. Plantinga, and Kenneth R. Richards: The national inventory approach for international forest-carbon sequestration management
16: David G. Victor: On the Regulation of Geoengineering
17: Steven Sorrell: Improving energy efficiency: hidden costs and unintended consequences
Part Four: National and International Instruments
18: Cameron Hepburn: Carbon taxes, emissions trading and hybrid schemes
19: Gernot Wagner, Nathaniel Keohane, Annie Petsonk, and James Wang: Docking into a global carbon market: Clean Investment Budgets to finance low-carbon economic development
20: Cameron Hepburn: International carbon finance and the Clean Development Mechanism
Part Five: Institutional Architecture
21: Joanna Depledge and Farhana Yamin: The global climate-change regime: a defence
22: Arunabha Ghosh and Ngaire Woods: Governing climate change: lessons from other governance regimes
The recent signing ceremony between Climate Bridge and Tianrun Investment, which was witnessed by the Honorable Ms. Penny Wong, the Australian Climate Change Minister, has been reported on the NDRC’s official “CDM China” Web site: http://cdm.ccchina.gov.cn/web/NewsInfo.asp?NewsId=3963.
Climate Bridge has wasted no time in appointing Zoe Qian as our new Finanical Controller. Zoe, who is a CPA with a BA in Commerce from Melbourne University and an MBA from Deakin, joins us from law firm Slater and Gordon. Zoe starts today in our new Melbourne office.