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SEI LIBRARY: Climate Change

Climate Change Mitigation
Climate Change: Analysis of Two Studies of Estimated Costs of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol
Author(s):  The General Accounting Office (GAO)
The GAO looks at differences in estimates to implement the Kyoto Protocol. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) testified that implementing the Kyoto Protocol would reduce U.S.economic output by “up to $400 billion” in 2010, similar to a $397 billion estimate that appeared in a 1998 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). However, the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), found that the costs of implementing the Protocol could be as little as $7 billion to $12 billion a year in economic output, depending on the extent of international emissions trading allowed and the participation of developing countries. In this study the GAO identifies likely reasons for the differences between the two cited cost estimates.
Published:  January 30, 2004    Availability:  pdf (684KB)
CEO Briefing on Renewable Energy
Author(s):  UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEPFI) Climate Change Working Group
A comprehensive report providing recommendations for policy makers and the financial sector about the options and opportunities involved in renewable energy.
Published:  June 2004    Availability:  pdf
CEO Briefing on Emissions Trading
Author(s):  UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEPIF) Climate Change Working Group
"In the first of a series of business-relevant opinion papers by the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group, we explore the issue of emissions trading from a financial sector perspective.... outlining the current political developments, explaining the manner in which companies are affected, discussing the risks and opportunities emissions trading presents and delving into the role of financial services providers in diminishing the respective risks and creating new opportunities." (Quote from document)
Published:  January 2004    Availability:  pdf

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