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      What happened during the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen 2009? 

      Galarraga, Ibon; Markandya, Anil; González-Eguino, Mikel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-06-05)
      This policy briefing summarizes the results of the last United Nations Climate Change summit (COP 15) held in Copenhagen (Denmark) between 7-18 December. The postures taken by the main countries during the summit, the main ...
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      Which policy option can be more cost-effective in promoting the use of energy efficient appliances in Europe? A comparison of energy taxes, subsidies, tax credits and bans. 

      Markandya, Anil; Arigoni Ortiz, Ramon (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-07-05)
      BC3 Basque Centre for climate change – Klima aldaketa ikergai. The BC3 is a Research Centre based in the Basque Country, which aims at contributing to long term research on the causes and consequences of Climate Change.
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      Linking Reduced Deforestation and a Global Carbon Market: Impacts on Costs, Financial Flows, and Technological Innovation 

      Bosetti, Valentina; Lubowski, Ruben; Golub, Alexander; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-07)
      Discussions of tropical deforestation are currently at the forefront of climate change policy negotiations at national, regional, and international levels. This paper analyzes the effects of linking Reduced Emissions from ...
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      Analysis and Use of Information and Communication Tools in Economics of Climate Change 

      Chiabai, Aline (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-13)
      The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the context of climate change is of great importance in the scientific community, but can also play an important role in the policy context. On the one hand, ...
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      The Role of Regions in Climate Change Policy 

      Galarraga, Ibon; González-Eguino, Mikel; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-13)
      Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind. Urgent policy action is needed. Climate change policies are mainly being discussed at international level by means of the United Nations Conventions and ...
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      Literature Review of Integrated Impact Assessment Models of Climate Change with Emphasis on Damage Functions 

      Arigoni Ortiz, Ramon; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-13)
      We review the literature on the impact assessment models currently used in the climate change debate. From among these we select some relevant models, highlight their important features and identify how climate change ...
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      Market Instruments and CO2 Mitigation: A General Equilibrium Analysis for Spain 

      González-Eguino, Mikel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-13)
      Market instruments are a core element of policies to mitigate climate change. Choosing and designing the right instruments can help to minimise mitigation costs. This paper seeks to analyse various market instruments for ...
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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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      Modelling the Effect of Climate Change on Environmental Pollution Losses from Dairy Systems in the UK 

      Prado, Agustin del; Shepherd, Anita; Wu, Lianhai; Topp, Cairistiona; Moran, Dominic; Tolkamp, Bert; Chadwick, David (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-10-20)
      So far, there has been strong emphasis on studying the impacts of climate change on agriculture in terms of changes in food production; however, there is increasing evidence that agricultural ecosystems (e.g. livestock) ...
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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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      Optimal Investment in Energy Efficiency under Uncertainty 

      Abadie, Luis María; Chamorro, Jose Manuel; González-Eguino, Mikel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-11-18)
      This paper deals with the optimal time to invest in an energy efficiency improvement. There is a broad consensus that such investments quickly pay for themselves in lower energy bills and spared emission allowances. However, ...
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      The Costs of Ecosystem Adaptation: Methodology and Estimates for Indian Forests 

      Ojea, Elena; Ghosh, Ranjan; Agrawal, Bharat; Joshi, P.K. (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-11-18)
      This paper presents a detailed methodology for estimating the cost of adaptation to climate change impacts on ecosystems. Up to date estimates are built-up following national investments in measures such as protected areas, ...
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      The Costs of Drought: the Exceptional 2007-2008 Case of Barcelona 

      Martin-Ortega, Julia; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2009-11-18)
      The drought affecting Catalonia between 2007 and 2008 was the most severe of the last century and serves as a case study for the assessment of the economic costs of such an event. The main focus is the drought affecting ...
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      The Health Impacts of Climate Change: A Study of Cholera in Tanzania 

      Traerup, Sara L. M.; Arigoni Ortiz, Ramon; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-01-08)
      Increased temperatures and changes in patterns of rainfall as a result of climate change are widely recognized to entail serious consequences for human health, including the risk of diarrheal diseases. Indeed, there is ...
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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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      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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      Environmental Concerns in Water Pricing Policy: an Application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) 

      Martin-Ortega, Julia; Giannoccaro, Giacomo (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-03-15)
      Water management is subject to conflicting economic and environmental objectives, and policymakers require a clear overview of the different outcomes derived from different water management options. The aim of this paper ...
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      The Slow Search for Solutions: Lessons from Historical Energy Transitions by Sector and Service 

      Fouquet, Roger (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-04-07)
      This paper reviews past energy transitions by sector and service to identify features that may be useful for anticipating future transitions. As the United Kingdom was the first to make the transition from traditional ...
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      Evaluating the Role of Energy Efficiency Labels: the Case of Dish Washers 

      Galarraga, Ibon; González-Eguino, Mikel; Markandya, Anil (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-05-17)
      This article uses the hedonic approach to estimate how much is paid for the energy efficiency label on the dishwasher market in Spain. The estimated figure is 15.6% of the final price. This accounts for about 80€ of ...
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      Optimal Abandonment of Coal-Fired Stations in the EU 

      Abadie, Luis María; González-Eguino, Mikel; Chamorro, Jose Manuel (Basque Centre for Climate Change/Klima Aldaketa Ikergai, 2010-05-26)
      Carbon-fired power plants could face some difficulties in a carbon-constrained world. The traditional advantage of coal as a cheaper fuel may decrease in the future if CO2 allowance prices start to increase. This paper ...