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      Impacts of Climate Change on European Critical Infrastructures: The Case of the Power Sector 

      Rübbelke, Dirk; Vogele, Stefan (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-06-24)
      Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases cause climate change and this change in turn induces various direct impacts, e.g., changes in regional weather patterns. The frequency of heat waves and droughts in Europe is ...
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      Competitividad y fuga de carbono: el caso de la economía vasca 

      González-Eguino, Mikel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-07-07)
      El cambio climático y la elevada dependencia de las energías fósiles hacen necesario avanzar hacia una economía baja en carbono. Un futuro sin “carbono” supone una revolución energética y económica sin precedentes que ...
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      Energy Supply and the Sustainability of Endogenous Growth 

      Rübbelke, Dirk; Pittel, Karen (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-07-13)
      The paper provides an introduction to energy and, respective resource use within the framework of endogenous growth models. We provide an overview of different modeling approaches as well as intuition with respect to the ...
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      The Sustainability of `Sustainable´ Energy Use: Historical Evidence on the Relationship between Economic Growth and Renewable Energy 

      Fouquet, Roger (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-07-13)
      Understandably, focus on a transition to a low carbon economy has overshadowed what happens when the transition has been completed. This paper tries to offer lessons about the very long run aspects of a future economy ...
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      Carbon leakage and the future of Old Industrial Regions 

      González-Eguino, Mikel; Ansuategi, Alberto; Galarraga, Ibon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-08-07)
      CO2 prices will continue to differ from one country to another even if a global post-Kyoto agreement is achieved. This may decrease the competitiveness of some industries. One of most exposed industries in Europe is iron ...
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      Economic Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Services Losses: Cost of Policy Inaction 

      Chiabai, Aline; Travisi, Chiara; Markandya, Anil; Nunes, Paulo A. L. D.; Ding, Helen (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-09-13)
      This paper presents a bottom-up methodological framework for estimating some of the key ecosystem services provided by forests biomes worldwide. We consider the provision of wood and non-wood forest products, recreation ...
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      Classifying Ecosystem Services for Economic Valuation: The case of forest water services 

      Ojea, Elena; Chiabai, Aline; Martin-Ortega, Julia (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-09-13)
      Since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Approach (MEA), the number of studies valuing ecosystem services has grown. As a consequence of this growing literature, different interpretations exist on the classification ...
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      The DICER Model: Methodological Issues and Initial Results 

      Ortiz, Ramon Arigoni; Golub, Alexander; Lugovoy, Oleg; Markandya, Anil; Wang, James (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-09-14)
      This paper introduces DICER, a model for the integrated assessment of climate – economy interactions within an optimal growth framework developed based on the structure of the DICE2007 model. We present the methodological ...
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      Effects of Climate Change on the European Nuclear Power Sector 

      Vögele, Stefan; Rübbelke, Dirk (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-09-23)
      Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases cause climate change and this change in turn induces various direct impacts, e.g., changes in regional weather patterns. The frequency of heat waves and droughts in Europe is ...
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      Evaluating the role of energy efficiency labels: the case of Dish Washers 

      Galarraga, Ibon; Markandya, Anil; González-Eguino, Mikel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-09-23)
      This article uses the hedonic approach to estimate how much is paid for energy efficiency in the dishwasher market in Spain. The estimations suggest that 15.6% of the final price is paid for the characteristic represented ...
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      Competing Ecosystem Services: an Assessment of Carbon and Timber in the Tropical Forests of Central America 

      Khatun, Kaysara (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-10-07)
      The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA 2005) has classified a number of ecosystems good and services (EGS) provided by tropical forests, namely cultural, provisioning, regulatory and support services. The primary focus ...
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      The Health Effects of Climate Change: A Survey of Recent Quantitative Research 

      Grasso, Margherita; Manera, Matteo; Chiabai, Aline; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-10-25)
      In recent years there has been considerable scientific and public debate on climate change and its direct and indirect effects on human health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2006), some 2.5 million people ...
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      Local and Global Externalities, Environmental Policies and Growth 

      Pittel, Karen; Rübbelke, Dirk (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-10-25)
      The paper analyzes the implications of local and global pollution when two types of abatement activities can be undertaken. One type reduces solely local pollution (e.g., use of particulate matter filters) while the other ...
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      The Determinants of Energy Efficiency Investments in the U.S. 

      Abadie, Luis María; Arigoni Ortiz, Ramon; Galarraga, Ibon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-11-08)
      This paper analyses decisions on energy efficiency (EE) investments by small and medium manufacturing enterprises in the U.S. which have received assessment from the Department of Energy (DoE). The results confirm the ...
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      ICT Applications in the Research for Environmental Sustainability 

      Chiabai, Aline; Maurer, Lisa; Rübbelke, Dirk (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-11-08)
      Whether Information and Communication Technology (ICT) constitutes a threat to or a cure for environmental deterioration is a matter of controversy. Empirical evidence on the impacts of ICT is rare, so few generalisable ...
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      Competing Ecosystem services: an Assessment of Carbon and timber in the Tropical forests of Central America 

      Khatun, Kaysara (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-01-12)
      The study provides a quantitative appraisal of the carbon and timber stocks and flows of tropical (primary) forests by evaluating them simultaneously using data (physical and economical) from a number of sources. The ...
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      Long Run Trends in Energy-Related External Costs 

      Fouquet, Roger (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-01-12)
      This paper considers how energy-related external costs change through time. It focuses on one of the key periods in the history of energy. After a period of declining coal prices and soaring consumption which fuelled the ...
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      Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Conflicts in Classification 

      Ojea, Elena; Chiabai, Aline; Martin-Ortega, Julia (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-01-14)
      Since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Approach (MA), studies valuing ecosystem services have grown in the literature. As a consequence, different interpretations exist on the classification of services, and several ...
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      The Cancun Climate Summit: a Moderate Success 

      Galarraga, Ibon; Markandya, Anil; González-Eguino, Mikel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-01-14)
      The Cancun Summit started with the conviction that a binding agreement would not be possible and with significantly lower expectations than the previous summit in Copenhagen. If the outcome of the summit had to be defined, ...
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      Lessons from History for Transitions to a Low Carbon Economy 

      Fouquet, Roger (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-01-25)
      Historical experiences can provide lessons for future transitions to a low carbon economy. Although often considered a single event, the transition from traditional energy sources to fossil fuels in the United Kingdom ...