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Coastal wetlands highly vulnerable to sea-level rise
Sea-level rise by a meter from climate change could destroy more than 60 percent of the developing world's coastal wetlands currently found at one meter or less elevation.
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Dynamic climate policy with both strategic and non-strategic agents : taxes versus quantities
This paper studies a dynamic game where each of two large blocs, of fossil fuel importers and exporters respectively, sets either taxes or quotas to exercise power in fossil-fuel markets. The main novel feature is the inclusion of a "fringe" of non- strategic (emerging and developing) countries which both consume and produce fossil fuels.
Working Paper 6679, October 2013
Cooperation and reciprocity in carbon sequestration contracts
This paper studies the role of cooperation and reciprocity on the structure of self-enforcing carbon sequestration contracts. The optimal contract is derived as a result of the optimizing actions of purely self-interested agents, and agents that act according to social or egoistic preferences.
Working Paper 6521, June 2013
Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in China's energy intensive industries
Since the onset of economic reforms in 1978, China has been remarkably successful in reducing the carbon dioxide intensities of gross domestic product and industrial production
Working Paper 6492, June 2013