Springer Climate

Consumption-Based Approaches in International Climate Policy

Authors: Lininger, Christian

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  • Presents a new approach to examine incentive effects of climate policies
  • A simple, stylized analytical model helps readers to understand the different consequences of consumption - as compared to production-based climate policies  
  • Analyzes the cost-effectiveness of different climate policy variants  
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This book analyses the potentials and consequences of a change from production-based to consumption-based approaches in international climate policy. With the help of an analytical model, the author investigates the effects of different policy variants on environmental effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, carbon leakage, competitiveness and the global distribution of income. The economic, legal and political background and the often contradictory findings on consumption-based approaches are reviewed in great detail. In the final chapters, options for practical policy design are developed. The book concludes that a switch to consumption orientation is not a policy tool whereby industrialized countries can unilaterally improve climate policy effectiveness, but should rather be seen as a possible intermediate step on the way to a fully multilateral mitigation strategy.

About the authors

Christian Lininger is a journalist specializing in foreign affairs and an economist. For two decades he has covered international politics from around the globe for the ORF, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Currently, he works as the ORF’s Moscow correspondent. Lininger’s economic research interests are international economics, environmental economics and climate policy. While writing this book, Lininger worked at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Austria.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15991-1
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38629-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumption-Based Approaches in International Climate Policy
Authors
Series Title
Springer Climate
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15991-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15991-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15990-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38629-4
Series ISSN
2352-0698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 249
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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