Title: Climate change in game theory context

Authors: Gábor Kutasi

Addresses: Department of World Economy, Corvinus University of Budapest, H-1093 Budapest Fővám tér 8, Hungary

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to survey the game theory modelling of the behaviour of global players in mitigation and adaptation related to climate change. Three main fields are applied for the specific aspects of temperature rise: behaviour games, CPR problem and negotiation games. The game theory instruments are useful in analysing strategies in uncertain circumstances, such as the occurrence and impacts of climate change. To analyse the international players' relations, actions, attitude toward carbon emission, negotiation power and motives, several games are applied for the climate change in this paper. The solution is surveyed, too, for externality problem.

Keywords: game theory; climate change; common pool resources; CPR games; negotiation games; environment; behaviour games; evolutionary games; modelling; behavioural modelling; player behaviour; carbon emissions; greenhouse gases.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2012.046099

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2012 Vol.13 No.1, pp.42 - 63

Published online: 16 Aug 2014 *

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