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Uncertainty and climate change policy

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  • Quiggin, John

The paper consists of a summary of the main sources of uncertainty about climate change, and a discussion of the major implications for economic analysis and the formulation of climate policy. Uncertainty typically implies that the optimal policy is more risk-averse than otherwise, and therefore enhances the case for action to mitigate climate change.

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Paper provided by University of Queensland, School of Economics in its series Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers with number 152092.

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Date of creation: 2008
Handle: RePEc:ags:uqsers:152092
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  1. Adamson, David & Mallawaarachchi, Thilak & Quiggin, John C., 2007. "Climate change and climate uncertainty in the Murray-Darling Basin," 2007 Conference (51st), February 13-16, 2007, Queenstown, New Zealand 10361, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  2. Lenos Trigeorgis, 1993. "Real Options and Interactions With Financial Flexibility," Financial Management, Financial Management Association, vol. 22(3), Fall.
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