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Carbon Sinks in the Post-Kyoto World

Citation

Sedjo, Roger A.; Sohngen, Brent; & Jagger, Pamela (2001). Carbon Sinks in the Post-Kyoto World. In Toman, Michael A. (Ed.), Climate Change Economics and Policy: An RFF Anthology (pp. 134-42). Washington: Resources for the Future.

Abstract

What are the potential adverse impacts of climate change? How can society determine the amount of protection against climate change that is warranted, given the benefits and costs of various policies? In concise, informative chapters, Climate Economics and Policy considers the key issues involved in one of the most important policy debates of our time. Beginning with an overview and policy history, it explores the potential impact of climate change on a variety of domains, including water resources, agriculture, and forests. The contributors then provide assessments of policies that will affect greenhouse gas emissions, including electricity restructuring, carbon sequestration in forests, and early reduction programs. In considering both domestic and international policy options, the authors examine command and control strategies, energy efficiency opportunities, taxes, emissions trading, subsidy reform, and inducements for technological progress.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Climate Change Economics and Policy: An RFF Anthology

Author(s)

Sedjo, Roger A.
Sohngen, Brent
Jagger, Pamela

Editor(s)

Toman, Michael A.

Year Published

2001

Pages

134-42

Publisher

Resources for the Future

City of Publication

Washington

Reference ID

4656