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Economics and policy of climate change mitigation
CCEP associates work on many aspects of the economics of climate change mitigation and policy approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the energy sector.
A low-carbon future for Australia
CCEP is involved in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project. ClimateWorks Australia and ANU through CCEP have been appointed to lead Australia’s contribution to the global project.
The global project draws on research and analysis from 13 participating country teams, which collectively represents more than 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Working within a coordinated framework, each country will explore the potential to achieve deep decarbonisation, while maintaining economic prosperity. The broad objectives are to:
- Prepare transparent and practical national pathways to help countries adopt and implement policies to achieve deep decarbonisation.
- Support international climate change negotiations by helping decision makers and the global community to understand how deep decarbonisation can be achieved.
- Support positive outcomes of the 2014 World Leaders Climate Summit, convened by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, and the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- Build an on-going global network to facilitate learning and promote problem solving in the implementation phase of national deep decarbonisation strategies after 2015.
Drawing on modelling undertaken by CSIRO and the Centre for Policy Studies (CoPS), ClimateWorks Australia and ANU will submit their findings to the UN SDSN.
Recent research by CCEP associates covers issues such as instrument choice and evaluation, impacts on economic growth and structure, global emissions and energy trends, and developments in the economics of climate change.
The Economics of Global Climate Change: A Historical Literature Review, David I. Stern, Frank Jotzo, and Leo Dobes, November 2013, CCEP Working Paper 1307
Linking Price and Quantity Pollution Controls under Uncertainty, Peter J. Wood, Peter Heindl, Frank Jotzo and Andreas Löschel, April 2013, CCEP Working Paper 1302
Jotzo, F., Burke, P., Wood, P., Macintosh, A. and Stern, D. (2012), ‘Decomposing the 2010 global carbon dioxide emissions rebound (PDF, 242kb)’, Nature Climate Change, 2(4), 213-214.
Competitiveness and Leakage Concerns and Border Carbon Adjustments, ZhongXiang Zhang, October 2012, CCEP Working Paper 1208
Impacts of border carbon adjustments on China’s sectoral emissions: simulations with a dynamic computable general equilibrium model, Qin Bao, Ling Tang, ZhongXiang Zhang, Han Qiao, Shouyang Wang, February 2012, CCEP Working Paper 1202
The national-level energy ladder and its carbon implications, Paul J. Burke, November 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1116
Where in the world is it cheapest to cut carbon emissions? Ranking countries by total and marginal cost of abatement David I. Stern, John C. V. Pezzey, and N. Ross Lambie, August 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1111
Nordhaus, Stern, and Garnaut: The changing case for climate change mitigation, Stephen Howes, Frank Jotzo, and Paul Wyrwoll, July 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1107
Inequality, communication and the avoidance of disastrous climate change, Alessandro Tavoni, Astrid Dannenberg, Giorgos Kallis and Andreas Löschel, March 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1103
Clean energy technology and the role of non-carbon price based policy: An evolutionary economics perspective, Eric Knight and Nicholas Howarth, February 2011, CCEP Working Paper 2.11
National energy security in a world where use of fossil fuels is constrained, Hugh Saddler, January 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1.11
Confusing opportunity costs, losses and forgone gains: Assessing the effect of communication bias on support for climate change policy in the United States and Australia, Steve Hatfield-Dodds and Mark Morrison, October 2010, CCEP Working Paper 9.10
Some basic economics of carbon taxes, Harry Clarke, October 2010, CCEP Working Paper 4.10
The role of energy in economic growth, David Stern, October 2010, CCEP Working Paper 3.10
We teach the course CRWF8014 ‘Domestic climate change economics and policy’ (convenor Dr Frank Jotzo). This is a core course in the ANU Master of Climate Change degree and available under several Crawford School Masters degrees.
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