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Discounting the benefits of climate change mitigation

Richard Newell

Discounting the benefits of climate change mitigation

how much do uncertain rates increase valuations?

by Richard Newell

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Published by Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Arlington, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Cost effectiveness,
  • Interest rates -- Econometric models,
  • Climatic changes -- Economic aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesDiscounting the benefits of climate change mitigation (Online).
    Statementby Richard Newell, William Pizer.
    SeriesEconomics technical series
    ContributionsPizer, William A., Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC981.8.C5 N48 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 37 p. :
    Number of Pages37
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16337952M
    OCLC/WorldCa49262365

      In his book The Climate Casino, cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions are "not including benefits of reduced climate change as well as cobenefits and adverse side‐effects of mitigation. Climate change mitigation strategies, including efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are not specifically designed to improve human health but could potentially do so anyway.1, 2 A review in this issue of EHP critically examines different models for estimating these so-called co-benefits and highlights improvements that could help assess which mitigation strategies are the most.

    Climate change mitigation generally involves reductions in human (anthropogenic) emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Mitigation may also be achieved by increasing the capacity of . Climate change has profound implications for BirdLife International’s conservation priorities and approaches. It affects the populations and distributions of species, the composition of ecological communities, and nature’s provision of goods and services – such as food, fuel and clean water. Climate change also compounds other major threats to biodiversity, such as invasive alien species.

    The OECD has been working on climate change economics and policy since the late s. We are using economic models and quantitative assessments to inform policy makers of the costs, benefits and potential tradeoffs of climate change mitigation scenarios. OECD’s modelling work . Get this from a library! Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation: housing sector. [Carlos Dora; Nathalie Röbbel; Elaine Fletcher; World Health Organization.; World Health Organization. Department of Public Health and Environment.] -- "This document draws considerably upon the discussions of an international meeting of experts on Housing, health and climate change, hosted by the World.


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Discounting is used as a tool for modeling optimal solutions for many long-term problems, including climate change.

For example, an integrated assessment model of climate change can be used to estimate the time-profile of benefits associated with the reduction of one ton of. Newell, Richard G (). Discounting the Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: How Much Do Uncertain Rates Increase Valuations?.Cited by: CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This report highlights one important variable in this determination that is often left unexamined in current climate change modelsuncertainty in future interest rates.

Underlying existing climate change models is a specific set of assumptions regarding emissions levels, economic growth and flexibility. Discounting the benefits of climate change mitigation - How much do uncertain rates increase valuations.

By Richard Newell, Richard Newell, William Pizer, William Pizer, R Esources, R Esources, For The, For The and F Uture and F Uture. Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation Policies Literature Review and New Results There are local air pollution benefits from pursuing greenhouse gases emissions mitigation policies, which lower the net costs of emission reductions and thereby may strengthen the incentives to participate in a global climate change mitigation by:   More specifically, the benefits of mitigation are presented in this paper as the discounted difference of climate change damages in the reference and mitigation scenario as share of the present value of GDP, over the time period – 6.

The efficiency of potential climate change mitigation is predicated on future costs and benefits and thus heavily influenced by the discount scheme. Dual discounting involves discounting carbon and monetary values differently; stand level modeling efforts show that it improves the profitability of afforestation projects.

A national government with high net benefits of climate change mitigation and high ability to affect the global emissions (the southeast cell) should exhibit the highest commitment level. A national government with low net positive benefits of global cooperation and low ability to affect the global.

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proper response to climate change will turn, in significant part, on resolution of this debate. In this Essay, we explore the issue of discounting in the context of climate change.

The central problem is that if the world cuts emissions immediately, the beneficiaries of its action will be people living decades from now, not people liv-ing today.

This article is about the economics of climate change tion of climate change involves actions that are designed to limit the amount of long-term global warming. Mitigation may be achieved through the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or through the enhancement of sinks that absorb GHGs, for example forests.

The UN report also found: In some forest projects to mitigate climate change, co-benefits represent between 53 to 92 per cent of total benefits. Co-benefits of climate change mitigation as defined in the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are the positive benefits related to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

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