International Environmental Agreements in the Presence of Adaptation
AbstractWe show that adaptive measures undertaken by countries in the face of climate change, apart from directly reducing the damage caused by climate change, may also indirectly mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the stable size of international agreements on emission reductions. Moreover, we show that the more effective the adaptive measure in terms of reducing the marginal damage from emissions, the larger the stable size of the international environmental agreement. In addition, we show that larger coalitions may lead to lower global emission levels and higher welfare. Nous montrons que les mesures d’adaptation aux changements climatiques vont réduire directement les dommages causés par les changements climatiques. En plus, ces mesures peuvent aussi, indirectement, réduire les émissions des gaz à effet de serre puisqu’ils vont augmenter le nombre des participants dans les accords internationaux sur la réduction des émissions. En outre, nous montrons que la taille stable des accords internationaux sur l’environnement augmente avec l’efficacité des mesures d’adaptation. Par ailleurs, nous établissons que les grandes coalitions peuvent mener à des niveaux inférieurs d’émissions globales, et en plus ces grandes coalitions augment le bien-être mondial.
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international environmental agreements; adaptation; coalition formation; climate change; accords environnementaux internationaux; adaptation; formation de coalitions; changements climatiques;
Other versions of this item:
- Marrouch, W. & Ray Chaudhuri, A., 2011. "International Environmental Agreements in the Presence of Adaptation," Discussion Paper 2011-023, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
- Walid Marrouch & Amrita Ray Chaudhuri, 2011. "International Environmental Agreements in the Presence of Adaptation," Working Papers 2011.35, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- Ray Chaudhuri, A. & Marrouch, W., 2011. "International Environmental Agreements in the Presence of Adaptation," Discussion Paper 2011-012, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
- Q59 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Other
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-02-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2011-02-26 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2011-02-26 (Environmental Economics)
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