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The impacts of greenhouse gas abatement policies on the predominantly grazing systems of south-western Australia

Petersen, Elizabeth; Schilizzi, Steven; Bennett, David


Three policy options for greenhouse gas abatement in the predominantly grazing systems of Western Australia are analysed. The two taxation policies (a tax on total emissions, and a tax on methane emissions only) are only effective at extreme tax rates ($85/t CO2 equivalents) where farming systems are no longer economically viable. The third policy option, emission restrictions, allows farms to remain profitable at approximately four times greater abatement levels than the taxation policies, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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