Smart Solutions to Climate Change

Smart Solutions to Climate Change - Comparing Costs and Benefits

The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global temperatures. The expert authors in this specially commissioned collection focus on the likely costs and benefits of a very wide range of policy options, including geo-engineering, mitigation of CO2, methane and ‘black carbon', expanding forest, research and development of low-carbon energy and encouraging green technology transfer. For each policy, authors outline all of the costs, benefits and likely outcomes, in fully referenced, clearly presented chapters accompanied by shorter, critical alternative perspectives. To further stimulate debate, a panel of economists, including three Nobel laureates, evaluate and rank the attractiveness of the policies. This authoritative and thought-provoking book will challenge readers to form their own conclusions about the best ways to respond to global warming.

Edited by Bjørn Lomborg
Copenhagen Business School

EDITIONS: 
Hardback, Sept 2010 (UK) Oct 2010 (US), ISBN: 9780521763424
Paperback, ISBN: 9780521138567
Adobe eBook Reader, Sept 2010, ISBN: 9780511796012
Mobipocket eBook, ISBN: 9780511798238 

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