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Bringing home the green recovery : a users guide /

by Fox, Radhika | Walsh, Jason | Fremstad, Shawn.

Publisher: Oakland, CA. Green for all 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and the economy : expected impacts and their implications /

Publisher: Washington, DC Bipartisan Policy Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Climate change and its impacts are becoming apparent now throughout the United States and are projected to increase in the future. This report, which contains a compilation of seven research studies by major state universities around the country finds that nine states across the U.S. are facing growing economic harm from climate change impacts. ; The studies, which examine projected economic impacts on specific local economic sectors, show that climate change is expected to prove disruptive to a broad cross section of the economy in all regions of the country. Researchers investigated climate change implications on water, coasts, and forests and detailed the implications of these impacts on agriculture, real estate, public infrastructure, and tourism.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Don't wait for Copenhagen : implications of the international climate change impasse for Australia and APEC /

by Howes, Stephen | Asialink.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. University of Melbourne 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Stephen Howes, ANU Professor of Economics and key contributor to the Garnaut Climate Change Review, says an effective response to climate change requires a mix of unilateral and multilateral action - and individual countries must demonstrate good faith. Just as APEC has promoted unilateral trade liberalisation, it should encourage its member countries to compete with each other to reduce emissions and develop new technologies. Waiting for Copenhagen would do nothing to discourage free-riding countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Driving a green economy through public finance and fiscal policy reform : working paper /

by United Nations Environment Programme.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations Environment Programme 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Green economy working paper ; vol. 1.0.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 31-32Summary: A green economy (GE) can be defined as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. A GE is characterized by substantially increased investments in economic sectors that build on and enhance the Earth's natural capital or reduce ecological scarcities and environmental risks. These sectors include renewable energy, low-carbon transport, energy-efficient buildings, clean technologies, improved waste management, improved freshwater provision, sustainable agriculture and forest management, and sustainable fisheries. These investments are driven or supported by national policy reforms and the development of international policy and market infrastructure.Availability: (1)

Equity and efficiency in cap and trade : effectively managing the emissions allowance supply /

by Morris, Adele | Energy Security Initiative at Brookings.

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 32-page paper discusses the likely distributional implications of a U.S. cap-and-trade system and how policymakers could manage these implications by altering the way in which allowances or allowance revenues are distributed throughout the broader economyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green taxes and charges : reducing their impact on low-income households. /

by Ekins, Paul | Dresner, Simon.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Policy Studies Institute 2004Description: HTML.Notes: Bibliography: p. 51-53Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How many jobs is 23,510, really? : recasting the mining job loss debate /

by Chapman, Bruce | Australia Institute | Lounkaew, Kiatanantha.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australia Institute. Technical brief ; no. 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: It is commonplace in Australian policy debate for groups presumed to be adversely affected by proposed policies to provide estimates of the undesirable consequences of change. A fashionable form relates to predictions of job losses for the group affected, usually accompanied by counter-claims made by the government of the day or other groups in favour of the policy. ; A highly public example of the above is the claim by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), based on work done in 2009 by Concept Economics (2009) that the then-planned Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) would result in 23,510 fewer jobs in Australian mining than would otherwise be the case. A major background issue is that most economists would argue that any changes in the relative price of carbon-producing output must also be associated with offsetting increases in employment as a result of the higher level of activity in, for example, alternative energy production, and this is perhaps the critical point in the jobs debate concerning the consequences of policy reform. While we acknowledge this fact, the very large job loss figure might be a frighteningly large number for many observers, so we address the question: how many jobs is 23,510, really?Availability: (1)

Low carbon energy : a roadmap /

by Flavin, Christopher.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Scorecards on best and worst policies for a green new deal /

by Hohne, Niklas et al | Ecofys/Germanwatch.

Publisher: World Wildlife Fund 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The clean energy investment agenda : a comprehensive approach to building the low carbon economy /

by Podesta, John D | Gordon, Kate | Hendricks, Bracken.

Publisher: Washington, DC Centre for American Progress 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economics of 350 : the benefits and costs of climate stabilization /

by Ackerman, Frank et al.

Publisher: Economics for Equity and Environment 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economics of climate change mitigation : policies and options for global action beyond 2012 : executive summary /

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publications 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key climate policy issues: ; What would an ideal set of climate policy tools look like? ; How large are the economic and environmental costs of incomplete country or sector coverage of climate change mitigation policies? What are the pros and cons of policy tools to broaden that coverage, such as international sector-wide agreements or border-tax adjustments? What are the main challenges in incorporating a mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation? ; How can we concretely develop a global carbon market? ; What is the case for, and what can we reasonably expect from, R&D and technology support policies? ; How great are the incentives for major emitting countries to join a climate change mitigation agreement, in terms of the costs and benefits (including the co-benefits from reduced local air pollution and improved energy security) of action? How can they be enhanced? How can international transfers of resources and technologies broaden support for action?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The UK low carbon industrial strategy /

by HM Governmemt.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Tools for delivering on green growth /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : 24-25Summary: The OECD Green Growth Strategy aims to provide concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while at the same time ensure that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. The strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development.Availability: (1)

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