© 1998

Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction: Joint Implementation in the Framework Convention on Climate Change


Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-14
  2. Michael A. Ridley
    Pages 15-17
  3. Michael A. Ridley
    Pages 18-60
  4. Michael A. Ridley
    Pages 61-112
  5. Michael A. Ridley
    Pages 113-146
  6. Michael A. Ridley
    Pages 147-151
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 152-185

About this book


Lowering the Cost of Emission Reduction by Dr Michael Ridley investigates a novel way to reduce the cost of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emission reduction. This book asks whether allowing countries to substitute emission reduction undertaken abroad in lieu of emission reduction at home will reduce the cost of emission reduction and allow more rapid and acute falls in pollution.
Analysing US Department of Energy data on US emission reduction projects undertaken in Eastern Europe and Central America, this book explains differences in the cost of emission reduction by method and by country. The book sets out the conditions that would allow a joint implementation system to evolve into a full-blown tradable permits system. Political and practical objections to joint implementation are aired and addressed.
This book is targeted at the environmental policy community, government officials, academics, the NGO community, economists and financiers, members of large corporations and museum educators everywhere.


Climate Change Europe Government Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) carbon dioxide climate emission environment environmental policy pollution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information


` ... Ridley has produced an easy to understand book with a good background on joint implementation.'
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1 (1999)