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Mitigating Carbon Emission through Economic Instruments: An Indian Perspective

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  • Samantak Das
  • Sanjib Pohit

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  • Dripto Mukhopadhyay

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The paper has two objectives. One, to analyse the pattern of energy usage in India and the implications thereof for carbon emission; two, to examine whether pricing and taxation policies have any role to play in mitigating carbon emissions. It is shown that the pattern of energy usage exhibits a shift towards non-coal based energy products. It also suggests that the reduction in carbon emissions is not sufficient to warrant the use of carbon taxation for mitigating emissions. [NCAER WP 96].

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  • Samantak Das & Sanjib Pohit & Dripto Mukhopadhyay, 2008. "Mitigating Carbon Emission through Economic Instruments: An Indian Perspective," Working Papers id:1814, eSocialSciences.
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    Keywords

    carbon emission; Indian; pricing; taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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