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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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      Carbon leakage and the future of Old Industrial Regions after Copenhagen 

      González-Eguino, Mikel; Ansuategi, Alberto; Galarraga, Ibon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-03-03)
      CO2 prices will continue to differ from one country to another for a long time, even if a global post-Kyoto agreement is achieved in the near future. The non-homogeneous nature of climate policies may decrease the ...
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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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      Climate Change and Its Socioeconomic Importance 

      Markandya, Anil; Galarraga, Ibon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-21)
      Climate change has played an increasingly key role in recent years and is now one of the leading political priorities worldwide. This article illustrates the scope of the problem, its causes and its impacts, along with the ...
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      Climate Change and Knowledge Communities 

      Galarraga, Ibon; Gallastegui, Mari Carmen (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-13)
      Climate change is a global problem whose particular characteristics mean that public-sector policy is fundamental in tackling it: a public-sector policy implemented world-wide that requires the co-operation of a large ...
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      Climate change impacts on the water services in Costa Rica: a production function for the hydroenergy sector 

      Sainz de Murieta, Elisa; Chiabai, Aline (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2013-04-01)
      The case study presented in this section aims to estimate the economic value of the water services used for hydropower in tropical forests in Costa Rica, and to assess the expected economic impact due to climate change. ...
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      Climate Change in the Basque Country: Impact on Health and Adaptation measures 

      Martínez-Juárez, Pablo; de Ayala, Amaia; Quiroga, Sonia; Chiabai, Aline (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2016-06)
      The adaptation to climate change must involve free-flowing dialogue between the different sectors in society -Specific adaptation measures can also lead to an improvement in health and resilience of the population -There ...
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      Climate Change, Responsibilities, and Defeatism and Complacency 

      Heyd, Thomas (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-12-12)
      Paradoxically, knowledge of the increasing certainty about climate change, and of the severe consequences of this phenomenon for large portions of the world population, may lead individuals and communities to fall into a ...
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      Climate Risk Assessment under Uncertainty: An Application to Main European Coastal Cities 

      Abadie, Luis María; Sainz de Murieta, Elisa; Galarraga, Ibon (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2016-12-16)
      This paper analyses the risk of extreme coastal events in major European coastal cities using a stochastic diffusion model that is calibrated with the worst case emission scenario from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate ...
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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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      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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      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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      Cost effectiveness of a combination of instruments for global warming: a quantitative approach for Spain 

      Gallastegui, Mari Carmen; González-Eguino, Mikel; Galarraga, Ibon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2011-04-28)
      There is a considerable body of research about the use and design of market instruments for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. However, discussion of the combination of instruments and their possible interactions is in ...
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      La Cumbre de Varsovia: “Pequeños avances en espera de decisiones de envergadura en la Cumbre de Paris 2015” 

      Galarraga, Ibon; Román, María Victoria (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2013-12-20)
      Consensus was reached on the text on which the future global agreement in Paris 2015 on cutting emissions will be based. The countries will have to explain by means of biannual reports from 2014 onwards how they are going ...
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      Decarbonising urban transportation 

      Spadaro, Joseph V.; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2013-12-13)
      The transportation sector is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for around one-quarter of current annual emissions. Surface transportation (passenger vehicles, buses, rail, and freight ...
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      Development of a new modelling framework to estimate the C footprint from Basque dairy farms 

      Prado, Agustin del; Mas, Karlos; Pardo, Guillermo; Gallejones, Patricia (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2013-01-01)
      There is world-wide concern for the contribution of dairy farming to global warming. However, there is still a need to improve the quantification of the C-footprint of dairy farming systems under different production systems ...
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      Discounting the value of natural resources in costbenefit analysis: a case study for policy making 

      Chiabai, Aline; Galarraga, Ibon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2014-04-10)
      The issue of discounting (i.e. how future cost and benefits are valued today) plays a major role in policies with long-term effects on the natural environment, such as those required in a climate change context, or decisions ...
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      Divergences in the Long Run Trends in the Price of Energy and of Energy Services 

      Fouquet, Roger (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-03-03)
      This paper presents new evidence on the very long run trends in the price of energy and energy services, such as heat, power, transport and light. The paper has two purposes. First, it shows that, in general, there was an ...
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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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      Economic Efficiency, Environmental Effectiveness and Political Feasibility of Energy Efficiency Rebates: The Case of the Spanish Energy Efficiency 'Renove' Plan 

      Galarraga, Ibon; Abadie, Luis María; Ansuategi, Alberto (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2013-02-02)
      Energy labels are used to promote the purchase of efficient appliances. Many countries in Europe use subsidies (namely energy efficiency rebates) to support these purchases as it is the case of Spain. A figure ranging from ...