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An impact analysis of climate change and adaptation policies on the forestry sector in Quebec. A dynamic macro-micro framework

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  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

    () (Département d'Économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Véronique Gosselin

    () (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Jonathan Goyette

    () (Département d'Économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Luc Savard

    () (Département d'Économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Clovis Tanekou Mangoua

    () (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke)

Abstract

Quebec’s forests represent 20% of the Canadian forest and 2% of world forests. They play a major role for habitat preservation, supplying goods and services to the population and hence contributing to the economy of this Canadian province. Climate change (CC) will have an impact on forests through increased droughts, warmer summers and winters or infestations such as the pine beetle (British Columbia and New Jersey). In our study we analyze the economic and distributional impact of CC on the forest industry in Quebec. To achieve this, we simulate two productivity changes in the forestry sector and two potential adaptation programs that could be implemented to help the sector cope with CC direct and indirect effects. Our analysis is performed over a 40 year using a recursive dynamic CGE-micro-simulation framework. We show that the economic impacts on the forest industry are relatively substantial but quite small for the rest of the economy. Moreover, the distributional impacts are present and significant but they are weak (below 0.1%).

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  • Dorothée Boccanfuso & Véronique Gosselin & Jonathan Goyette & Luc Savard & Clovis Tanekou Mangoua, 2014. "An impact analysis of climate change and adaptation policies on the forestry sector in Quebec. A dynamic macro-micro framework," Cahiers de recherche 14-04, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
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    1. Dorothée Boccanfuso & Luc Savard & Jonathan Goyette & Véronique Gosselin & Clovis Tanekou Mangoua, 2015. "An impact analysis of climate change on the forestry industry in Quebec. A dynamic CGE model," Cahiers de recherche 15-05, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.

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    Keywords

    Distributive analysis; computable general equilibrium model; micro-simulation model; climate change; adaptation policies;

    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • 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

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