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Optimal intensity targets for greenhouse gas emissions trading under uncertainty

Jotzo, Frank; Pezzey, John (Jack)


Uncertainty is an obstacle for commitments under cap and trade schemes for emission permits. We assess how well intensity targets, where each country's permit allocation is indexed to its future realized GDP, can cope with uncertainties in international greenhouse emissions trading. We present some empirical foundations for intensity targets and derive a simple rule for the optimal degree of indexation to GDP. Using an 18-region simulation model of a cooperative, global cap-and-trade treaty in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s10640-006-9078-z


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