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Green growth in the post-Copenhagen climate

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  • Sterner, Thomas
  • Damon, Maria
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    Global climate change stands out from most environmental problems because it will span generations and force us to think in new ways about intergenerational fairness. It involves the delicate problem of complex coordination between countries on a truly global scale. As long as fossil fuels are too cheap, climate change policy will engage all major economies. The costs are high enough to make efficiency a priority, which means striving toward a single market for carbon—plus tackling the thorny issues of fairness.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 11 ()
    Pages: 7165-7173

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:39:y:2011:i:11:p:7165-7173

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    Keywords: Green growth; Climate change; Fairness;

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    1. Michel Damian, 2012. "Repenser l'économie du changement climatique," Post-Print halshs-00709929, HAL.

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