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Adaptation for Mitigation

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  • Masako Ikefuji

    (University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark)

  • Jan Magnus

    (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)

  • Hiroaki Sakamoto

    (Waseda University, Japan)

Abstract

This paper develops a dynamic model consisting of two regions (North and South), in which the accumulation of human capital is negatively influenced by the global stock of pollution. By characterizing the equilibrium strategy of each region, we show that the regions' best responses can be strategic complements through a dynamic complementarity effect. The model is used to analyze the impact of adaptation assistance from North to South. It is shown that North's unilateral assistance to South (thus enhancing South's adaptation capacity) can facilitate pollution mitigation in both regions, especially when the assistance is targeted at human capital protection.

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  • Masako Ikefuji & Jan Magnus & Hiroaki Sakamoto, 2014. "Adaptation for Mitigation," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-126/III, Tinbergen Institute.
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    1. Alain Ayong Le Kama & Aude Pommeret, 2017. "Supplementing Domestic Mitigation and Adaptation with Emissions Reduction Abroad to Face Climate Change," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 68(4), pages 875-891, December.

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    Keywords

    Climate change; mitigation; adaptation; human capital;

    JEL classification:

    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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