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The carbon market in 2020: volumes, prices and gains from trade

Brinkman, Marcel, Fankhauser, Samuel, Irons, Ben and Weyers, Stephan (2009) The carbon market in 2020: volumes, prices and gains from trade. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 11. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

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Abstract

Carbon markets are central to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper introduces a new carbon market model that aims to simulate the development of the global carbon market over the next 10-20 years. The model is based on detailed regional and sectoral marginal abatement cost data and takes an “investor perspective”. That is, it takes into account market distortions like taxes and accounts for imperfections in policy delivery. We estimate that implementing all the carbon market proposals that are currently contemplated would result in global emission reductions of 7 GtCO2 by 2020 – substantial, but well short of the mitigation effort required for a 450ppm CO2e pathway. The global carbon price would vary from €30 per tCO2 in Europe to €15 per tCO2 on the international offset market and in the new US emissions trading scheme currently under discussion.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/Home.aspx
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 11
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 12:33
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37614/

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