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Economic Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Emission Abatement Measures in the Greek Energy Sector

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  • Y. Sarafidis
  • S. Mirasgedis
  • E. Georgopoulou
  • D. P. Lalas
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    This paper outlines a methodological framework for the economic evaluation of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission abatement policies and measures, formulating a basis for the selection of those options of climate change mitigation interventions that minimize economic cost and maximize social welfare. To this purpose, a cost-benefit analysis has been implemented in order to evaluate a variety of CO 2 emission abatement measures in the Greek energy sector on the basis of their social (i.e. the sum of the private and external) costs and benefits, and it is compared with a cost-effectiveness analysis, which takes into account only the net financial costs of the examined interventions. The analysis clearly reveals that a significant decrease in CO 2 emissions is possible without great cost to the economy. Moreover, the monetization of environmental benefits (e.g. the restriction of impacts on human health, agriculture and biodiversity, etc.) associated with the above-mentioned interventions represents a powerful tool for highlighting priority actions in the context of a climate change mitigation policy and for quantifying their overall economic and environmental effectiveness.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

    Volume (Year): 45 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 181-198

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:45:y:2002:i:2:p:181-198
    DOI: 10.1080/09640560220116297
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