|About the Book|
The international climate change debate is now entering a new phase, as countries begin to think about how tighter emission control targets might be negotiated. These negotiations will clearly depend on the distributive consequences of both the impacts of climate change and any policies used to counteract these impacts. This book focuses on these distributive issues of using either a tax or tradeable permit approach to respond to the threat of climate change. These distributive effects are assessed at the levels of individual income groups, of economic sectors, and of nations. The volume also suggests broad approaches for mitigating or compensating any adverse distributive effects associated with using these instruments.