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Integrated Assessment

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 31–35 | Cite as

INASUD project findings on integrated assessment of climate policies

  • Jean-Charles Hourcade
  • Minh Ha-Duong
  • Arnulf Grübler
  • Richard S.J. Tol
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Abstract

This communication summarizes the main findings of INASUD, an European-wide research project on integrated assessment of climate policies. The project aimed at improving the framing of climate policy analysis through the parallel use of various existing integrated assessment models. It provides a comprehensive examination of the link between uncertainty regarding damages and inertia in economic systems. Results show that the Kyoto targets and timing are consistent with the precautionary principle but offers little insurance for longer-term climate protection. Flexibility mechanisms offer potentials for cooperation with developing countries, and are necessary to tap the environmental and economic benefits of joint carbon and sulfur emissions abatement.

integrated assessment modeling climate policy Kyoto protocol dynamic consistency double dividend cooperation 

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    CIRED (1999) Integrated Assessment Modeling of Global Environment Policies and Decision Patterns, Summary final report, 21 pages, 47 references. Details results and methodology using ALICE, DIAM, FUND, MESSAGE, PAGE, START and RAINS models. Available at http://www.centre-cired.fr/activites/themeE/INASUD-summary.pdf.Google Scholar
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Charles Hourcade
    • 1
  • Minh Ha-Duong
    • 1
  • Arnulf Grübler
    • 2
  • Richard S.J. Tol
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le DéveloppementCNRS; mail to CIREDNogent sur Marne CedexFrance
  2. 2.International Institute for Applied System AnalysisLaxenburgAustria
  3. 3.Institute for Environmental StudiesVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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