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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1991
FROM RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE
The following are discussion papers available from Off. Public Affairs,
Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036 (202-328-5009).
Available at no charge is RFF Research Digest, a new quarterly
summarizing recent papers and activities on all topics.
Equity and International Agreements for CO2 Containment
(ENR91-07), D. Burtraw, M.A. Toman, 41 pp., Feb. 1991, $5.
Considers how different conceptions of international equity might be
manifested in negotiations for limiting CO2 emissions, and examines the
consequences of different a priori sharing rules which might serve as focal
points for negotiations. Offers a synthesis of focal point equity theory and
strategic bargaining theory in a "principal-agent" framework for
international negotiations. Examines the question of linking the CO2 agreement
to other international policy issues.
The Economic Cost of CO2 Mitigation: A Review of Estimates for
Selected World Regions (ENR91-06), J. Darmstadter, A.J. Plantinga, 60 pp.,
Jan. 1991, $5.
Discusses the most appropriate way of measuring CO2 mitigation costs and
changes in the economy that give rise to these costs. Surveys cost estimates
made by a number of analysts, including "top down" and "bottom up"
approaches, and forestry options for controlling CO2.
How the CO2 Issue is Viewed in Different Countries (ENR91-03),
P.M. Morrissette, A.J. Plantinga, 49 pp., Dec. 1990, $5.
Examines prevalent views, and their implications for achieving an
international agreement to control CO2 emissions, for the U.S., Japan, the other
OECD countries, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and the developing
countries (particularly Brazil, China and India).
Lessons from Other International Agreements for a Global CO2 Accord
(ENR91-02), P.M. Morrissette, J. Darmstadter et al., 65 pp., Oct. 1990, $5.
Reviews five sets of agreements on the environment, emphasizing the 1987
Montreal Protocol and the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air
Pollution in Europe. Agreements were based on growing understanding of the
environmental processes. Essential to their success was flexibility of meeting
obligations, and broad participation in devising mitigation strategies. The role
of public perception is critical.
Innovative Policies for Sustainable Development in the 1990s:
Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection (QE90-11), R.N. Stavins, 28
pp, 1990, $2.25.
Discusses several incentive-based policies: pollution charges, marketable
permits, deposit refund systems, and government subsidy elimination. Describes
individual policy initiatives for 13 problems including greenhouse warming and
Policies for Regulation of Global Carbon Emissions
(CRM91-02), W.E. Oates, P.R. Portney, 29 pp., 1991, no charge.
Examines the pros and cons of marketable discharge permits and emission
taxes. Although there are considerable obstacles to the design and
implementation of these approaches on an international scale, they offer promise
and should be seriously considered.
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