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Cost-Benefit Paralysis

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter sketches some serious disputes between rival economic analyses of climate change. Such disputes result in vastly different policy recommendations, and involve serious differences in ... More


The International Climate Change Legal and Institutional Framework: An Overview

David Freestone

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

This chapter provides an introduction to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) system and the key institutions as well as to the processes leading up to, and from, the adoption of ... More


Roads and traffic: from ‘predict and provide’ to ‘making best use’

Graham Parkhurst and Geoff Dudley

in Traffic jam: Ten years of 'sustainable' transport in the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420732
eISBN:
9781447304050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the Labour government's roads and traffic policies in Great Britain in the decade since 1998. It explains the principles of a sustainable roads and traffic policy, taking into ... More


Climate-change Policy: Why has so Little been Achieved?

Dieter Helm

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the disconnect between the science and policy of climate change. Before explaining why such disconnect exists, the chapter looks at the serious adverse trends, especially in the ... More


Can Money Transfers Serve to Offset Ecological Harms?

Tim Hayward

in Global Justice & Finance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842767
eISBN:
9780191878695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842767.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Having argued in Chapter 4 that there are ecological constraints on economic growth, this chapter starts by showing that ecological change in turn can exacerbate financial instability, thereby ... More


The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The international framework for a climate change agreement is up for review as the initial Kyoto Protocol period to 2012 comes to an end. Though there has been much enthusiasm from political and ... More


The Economics of Climate Change

Nicholas Stern

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195399622
eISBN:
9780197562840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195399622.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are externalities and represent the biggest market failure the world has seen. We all produce emissions, people around the ... More


Climate Change, Human Rights, and Moral Thresholds

Simon Caney

in Climate Ethics: Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195399622
eISBN:
9780197562840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195399622.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

It is widely recognized that anthropogenic climate change will have harmful effects on many human beings and in particular on the most disadvantaged. In ... More


Introduction

Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book deals with the economics and politics underlying climate change, with particular emphasis on the incentives of the main players: the United States, EU, and China. It considers the policies ... More


Introduction

Hewitt Crane, Edwin Kinderman, and Ripudaman Malhotra

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195325546
eISBN:
9780197562529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195325546.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Energy is central to our existence and our way of life. We use it in virtually all aspects of life: manufacturing the myriads of goods that we have come to depend on, ... More


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