Climat : papiers de recherche moissonnés (mercredi 21 juin 2017)

Peut-on faire confiance aux économistes pour résoudre le problème du changement climatique ? / Franck Aggeri, Annales des Mines. Gérer et comprendre, n° 128, 2017/2, pp. 93-95 http://www.cairn.info/revue-gerer-et-comprendre-2017-2-page-93.htm

À propos du livre d’Antonin Pottier, Comment les économistes réchauffent la planète, Éditions du Seuil, collection « Sciences humaines », 2016

The Significance of the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change / David Robinson. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, June 2017, 12 p. (Oxford energy comment) https://www.oxfordenergy.org/publications/significance-us-withdrawal-paris-agreement-climate-change/

This comment discusses the significance of the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Although it is too early to predict the long-term implications for climate change of the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, it is argued that the decision is unlikely to have a major negative impact on the world’s prospects for addressing climate change, at least in the short term. Government support for the Paris Agreement outside the US appears strong and there is also support within the US at state and city levels of government, within the financial and corporate sector and from civil society. Furthermore, technological innovation and scale economies are rapidly driving down the cost of renewable energies, batteries, smart energy solutions and electric vehicles, thereby reducing the cost of decarbonisation. The recent decision however reflects a rejection of multilateral agreements and is an invitation for rethinking global governance and amounts to an invitation to China to play a more important role.

Towards a comprehensive approach to climate policy, sustainable infrastructure, and finance / Céline Bak, Amar Bhattacharya, Ottmar Edenhofer, Brigitte Knop. G20-insights, 15 p. 16 March 2017 (policy brief) http://www.g20-insights.org/policy_briefs/towards-comprehensive-approach-climate-policy-sustainable-infrastructure-finance/

We propose a policy package of low-carbon growth stimulation through a steep increase in sustainable infrastructure, mobilizing sustainable finance, and adoption of carbon pricing to simultaneously achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Policy options for a socially balanced climate policy / Gregor Schwerhoff, Thang Dao Nguyen, Ottmar Edenhofer, Gianluca Grimalda, Michael Jakob, David Klenert, and Jan Siegmeier. Economics e-journal, June 16, 2017 (discussion paper No. 2017-34) http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2017-34

Climate policies, including removing fossil fuel subsidies or imposing carbon prices, can be designed in a way that is both efficient in addressing climate change and results in a fair distribution of the associated costs.

Let Trump claim a better deal on climate / Elliot Diringer, C2ES Executive Vice President, Nature, 546(7658), 14 june 2017  https://www.nature.com/news/let-trump-claim-a-better-deal-on-climate-1.22146

Diringer acknowledges that the global outrage over President Trump’s announcement to exit the Paris Agreement won’t quickly subside. “Nor, let us hope, will the groundswell of renewed climate commitment.” But he argues that Trump left an opening that “if properly navigated, could produce another dramatic proclamation, this one keeping the United States in.”

EU ETS: fasten your seat belts / Thierry Bros. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, June 2017, 5 p. (Brexit’s impact on gas markets series: 3) https://www.oxfordenergy.org/publications/eu-ets-fasten-seat-belts/

This third OIES Brexit publication looks at the European-wide EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) issues. We argue that the many burdensome patches to be implemented, together with those that are already agreed or discussed, are as nothing compared to the Brexit unknowns if there is no united political will.


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