On the Timing of Climate Agreements

On the Timing of Climate Agreements / Robert C. Schmidt and Roland Strausz. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, July 2014, 42 p. (SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2014-044)

http://sfb649.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/papers/pdf/SFB649DP2014-044.pdf

Authors’s abstract :

A central issue in climate policy is the question whether long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions should be adopted. This paper analyzes strategic effects related to the timing of such commitments. Using a two-country model, we identify a redistributive effect that undermines long-term cooperation when countries are asymmetric and side payments are unavailable. The effect enables countries to shift rents strategically via their R&D efforts under delayed cooperation. In contrast, a complementarity effect stabilizes long-term cooperation, because early commitments in abatement induce countries to invest more in low-carbon technologies, and create additional knowledge spillovers. Contrasting both effects, we endogenize the timing of climate agreements.


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Danièle Revel (13 octobre 2014). On the Timing of Climate Agreements. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 25 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/obbl


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