Title: Economic damage control for greenhouse gas emissions

Authors: Hans W. Gottinger

Addresses: Institute of Management Science, University of Maastricht, PO Box 591, NL-6200 AN Maastricht, The Netherlands

Abstract: Future emissions of trace gases are intrinsically linked to economic growth and abatement policies, which in turn, are governed by expectations of greenhouse damages. Trace gas indices that depend upon future emissions can be calculated either on the basis of emissions scenarios, such as those devised by the IPCC, or using optimal control techniques where the trade-off between damages and abatement costs is made explicit. The scientific and economic issues of multiple gas abatement policies and trace gas indices are comprehensively addressed.

Keywords: energy; greenhouse gases; economic damage; environmental policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2003.003201

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2003 Vol.19 No.4, pp.359 - 372

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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