'For those who do not understand why a global agreement is needed in the climate change rounds and why this agreement is so difficult to reach, this book provides a clear and balanced presentation of the issues.' Claude Mandil, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
Christian de Perthuis is a Professor of Economics at the University Paris-Dauphine, where he is also the Director of the Masters programme in Energy, Finance and Carbon. He is the head of PREC, a leading research team on climate economics, and a member of the Council on Economics and Sustainable Development, a body advising the French Minister for Environment. At the request of the French Government, he was responsible for designing the French domestic offset program. His most recent book is Pricing Carbon (Cambridge University Press, 2010), co-edited with A. Denny Ellerman and Frank Convery.
Introduction: the opera house of Manaus; 1. Climate risk; 2. Some like it hot (climate change adaptation); 3. Building a low-carbon energy future; 4. Pricing carbon: the economics of cap-and-trade; 5. Agricultural intensification to preserve forests; 6. Pricing carbon: the economics of offsets; 7. Macroeconomic impacts: distributing the carbon rent; 8. International climate change negotiations; 9. Conclusion: risk of taking action, risk of inaction; Bibliography: thirty references; Thirty key facts; Greenhouse gas emissions in the world; Glossary of key terms.