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Incorporating GHG Emission Costs in the Economic Appraisal of Projects Supported by State Development Agencies

  • Richard S. J. Tol

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Seán Lyons

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

This paper sets out a methodology for updating an economic appraisal model to ensure that it takes appropriate account of costs arising from greenhouse gas emissions. While the analysis is based on the appraisal model used in Ireland, it should be broadly applicable to circumstances in any EU Member State; indeed, many features will be relevant in any jurisdiction subject to a carbon tax or participating in a carbon permit trading system.

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Paper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series Papers with number WP247.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2008
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