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Decision criteria under uncertainty and the climate problem

Froyn, Camilla Bretteville (Working Paper;1999:10)

This working paper examines some of the decision criteria suggested by theories on decision making under uncertainty. This is done by applying the criteria to the problem of global warming. It is shown that even if there was a benevolent planner who is both supranational and supragenerational, and e...

Making climate change negotiable: The development of the Global Warming Potential index

Skodvin, Tora (Working Paper;1999:09)

One important contribution from science to environmental negotiations is the provision of scientific models, methods and concepts that may serve as decision-making tools and that hence may assist policy-makers in developing adequate solutions to environmental problems. In the context of climate chan...

The multi-sector convergence approach of burden sharing

Sijm, J., Jansen, J.C., Battjes, J.J., Volkers, C., Ybema, J.R. (Working Paper;2000:02)

Burden differentiation of greenhouse gas abatement: Criteria for evaluation and development of burden-sharing rules

Ringius, Lasse, Asbjørn Torvanger (Working Paper;2000:01)

This article discusses nine criteria for evaluation of potential Burden Sharing Rules (BSRs) in climate policy agreements. Three of the criteria reflect fairness principles while six of them are operational requirements. These criteria are useful for identifying potential BSRs that could be promisin...

Burden differentiation: GHG emissions, undercurrents and mitigation costs

Ybema, J.R., Battjes, J.J., Jansen, J.C., Ormel, F.T. (Working Paper;1999:14)

Burden differentiation of greenhouse gas abatement: Fairness principles and proposals

Ringius, Lasse, Asbjørn Torvanger, Arild Underdal (Working Paper;1999:13)

This report is the second working paper of the joint CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo) and ECN (Netherlands Energy Research Foundation) project ‘Rules for Burden Differentiation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction’. The funding of this research project by the Researc...

Co-benefits from CO2-emission reduction measures in Shanxi, China: A first assessment

Aunan, Kristin, Fang, Jinghua, Li, Guanghai, Hans Martin Seip, Vennemo, Haakon (Working Paper;2000:07)

This paper analyses a set of CO2-reducing abatement options related to coal consumption in Shanxi, China. The costs and potential for abatement are investigated for different economic sectors, and the entailed emission reductions are estimated in terms of CO2, SO2, and particles. The present populat...

Climate change policymaking: Three explanatory models

Guri Bang (Working Paper;2000:06)

This paper gives an outline of three explanatory approaches to policymaking processes that allow the development of a rich set of non-trivial, probable assumptions. These assumptions provide a foundation for understanding climate policymaking behavior. First, the Unitary Rational Actor model provide...

Adjustment costs for investments in the abatement of climate change under uncertainty

Hans Asbjørn Aaheim (Working Paper;2000:05)

This paper studies optimal abatement of CO2 emissions, when investments in abatement measures are subject to adjustment costs. Decisions are made under uncertainty about the damages of climate change. Optimal abatement is determined in a Ramsey model for economic growth in which the damages of clima...

Estimates of future climate based on SRES emission scenarios

Godal, Odd, Sygna, Linda, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Terje K. Berntsen (Working Paper;2000:04)

The preliminary emission scenarios in the Special Report on Emission Scenario (SRES) developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will eventually replace the old IS92 scenarios. By running these scenarios in a simple climate model (SCM) we estimate future temperature increase b...