Changing climate, changing economy

How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and...

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Main Author: Touffut, Jean-Philippe
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, Glos, U.K Edward Elgar c2009
Series:The Cournot Centre for Economic Studies series
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified the economy
Introduction : changing climate, changing economists? / Jean-Philippe Touffut -- Climate change : a bundle of uncertainties / Thomas Schelling -- Comments: Towards an enlightened form of doomsaying / Jean-Pierre Dupuy -- Economics in the environmental crisis : part of the solution or part of the problem? / Olivier Godard -- Building scenarios : how climate change became an economic question / Michel Armatte -- In defence of sensible economics / Thomas Sterner -- Some basic economics of extreme climate change / Martin L. Weitzman -- Round table discussion: Economics and climate change : where do we stand and where do we go from here? / Inge Kaul ... [et al.]
Physical Description:xiii, 171 p ill
ISBN:1848448368
1848448376
9781848448360
9781848448377
9781781953280