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In the news:
- A good discussion on conservatives’ positions on climate change by Ed Dolan.
- A summary of mostly sceptical thoughts about the Paris agreement.
Can you break the law to stop climate change … and get away with it?… A successful “necessity defence” needs to show that the crime was necessary in order to prevent an even greater criminal act or irreparable evil… the defendants had failed to show that there was no reasonable legal alternative to their actions… If states are unwilling or unable to sufficiently reduce their carbon emissions in time to make a real difference, shouldn’t people around the world be encouraged to take robust action without fear of being thrown in jail for their efforts to do good?
- Jetzt online, mein Artikel über Cattenom, der vor einem Jahr im Magazin Forum erschienen ist.
- Very good discussion: Corporate sustainability – does it matter?, and yes it apparently does but there are big gaps between intentions and actions
- The implicit aggregate annual welfare loss of mental distress due to Chernobyl is 2–6% of Ukraine’s GDP, 20 years after the disaster, just published in Journal of Public Economics by Alexander and Natalie Danzer
- Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives, just published in Environmental and Resource Economics, by Sergio Currarini, Carmen Marchiori, Alessandro Tavoni. Is a nice overview of the application of networks to environmental economics
- David Stern (not the Stern from the Stern review) examines the Environmental Kuznets Curve in a new working paper
Cumulative Emissions, Unburnable Fossil Fuel and the Optimal Carbon Tax, by Armon Rezai ; Frederick van der Ploeg in a new working paper
- Discounting Disentangled, by Drupp, Moritz A.; Freeman, Mark C.; Groom, Ben; Nesje, Frikk in a new working paper
- envecon 2016: Applied Environmental Economics Conference is now open. The conference will take place on Friday 18th March 2015 at The Royal Society in London. To register, please click here.