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Equity and CO2 Emissions Distribution in Climate Change Integrated Assessment

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  • Nicola Cantore

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    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan - University of York)

  • Emilio Padilla

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

Abstract

Emissions distribution is a focus variable for the design of future international agreements to tackle global warming. This paper specifically analyses the future path of emissions distribution and its determinants in different scenarios. Whereas our analysis is driven by tools which are typically applied in the income distribution literature and which have recently been applied to the analysis of CO2 emissions distribution, a new methodological approach is that our study is driven by simulations run with a popular regionalised optimal growth climate change model over the 1995-2105 period. We find that the architecture of environmental policies, the implementation of flexible mechanisms and income concentration are key determinants of emissions distribution over time. In particular we find a robust positive relationship between measures of inequalities

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0705.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0705

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