Private Ancillary Benefits in a Joint Production Framework

  • Claudia SchwirpliesEmail author
Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)


This chapter focuses on private ancillary benefits from climate protection activities and their potential to work as motivating factors for individuals and their climate-friendly activities and support of climate policies. In contrast to the primary benefits on the climate, private ancillary benefits appear to be more attractive to the individual as they directly increase their utility in the short run and are associated with less uncertainty. We discuss existing empirical literature on financial advantages, internal satisfaction, health benefits, and fairness as secondary benefits. We do not come to a clear conclusion and recommendation whether actors from the public and private sector should lay more emphasis on the secondary private benefits when promoting climate protection measures. Empirical evidence is either scarce or mixed or both, such that the chapter points out future research needs in this respect.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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