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The Resource Sustainability for a warming planet, Humberto Llavador, John E. Roemer, and Joaquim Silvestre

Sustainability for a warming planet, Humberto Llavador, John E. Roemer, and Joaquim Silvestre

Label
Sustainability for a warming planet
Title
Sustainability for a warming planet
Statement of responsibility
Humberto Llavador, John E. Roemer, and Joaquim Silvestre
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The authors provide a normative approach to global warming that they call sustainability. It consists in finding an economic path that, while satisfying environmental and other constraints, would maintain human welfare for all future generations. They also explain why the current discounted utilitarian approach is unsatisfactory. The book has many original arguments expressed in a clear, logical structure. It should be required reading for graduate students in public economics
  • "Human-generated greenhouse gas emissions imperil a global resource: a biosphere capable of supporting life as we know it. What is the fair way to share this scarce resource across present and future generations, and across regions of the world? This study offers a new perspective based on the guiding ethics of sustainability and egalitarianism. Sustainability is understood as a pattern of economic activity over time that sustains a given rate of growth of human welfare indefinitely. To achieve this, the atmospheric concentration of carbon must be capped at some level not much higher than exists today, and investments in education and research should be higher than they currently are. International cooperation between developing and developed nations is also vital, because economic growth and the climate problem are intertwined. The authors propose that the guiding principle of bargaining should be that the dates at which developing countries' living standards catch up with those of developed countries should not be altered by the agreement. They conclude that developed economies would have to agree not to exceed 1 percent growth in per capita GDP annually, while developing nations should grow at a faster rate, but still lower than current projections, until they converge. The authors acknowledge that achieving such a dramatic slowdown would carry political and economic challenges." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Llavador, Humberto
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC903
NAL item number
.L53 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roemer, John E
  • Silvestre, Joaquim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climat
  • Gaz à effet de serre
  • Piégeage du carbone
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Klimaänderung
  • Sequestrierung
  • Treibhauseffekt
  • Minskning av växthusgaser
  • Minskning av koldioxid
Label
Sustainability for a warming planet, Humberto Llavador, John E. Roemer, and Joaquim Silvestre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sustainability and Discounted Utilitarianism -- Appendix: The Ramsey Problem -- An Introductory Model with Education and Skilled Labor -- Appendix: Proofs -- Sustainability for a Warming World -- Appendix: Proofs -- The "Climate Change Economics" Literature: Nordhaus and Stern -- Sustainability in a Warming, Two-Region World -- Appendix: Formal Details -- Modeling Catastrophes: Two Extensions -- Appendix: Proofs and Calibration -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Calibration -- Appendix B: Mathematica Code
Control code
893709519
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780674744097
Lccn
2014041195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40025163915
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709519
Label
Sustainability for a warming planet, Humberto Llavador, John E. Roemer, and Joaquim Silvestre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sustainability and Discounted Utilitarianism -- Appendix: The Ramsey Problem -- An Introductory Model with Education and Skilled Labor -- Appendix: Proofs -- Sustainability for a Warming World -- Appendix: Proofs -- The "Climate Change Economics" Literature: Nordhaus and Stern -- Sustainability in a Warming, Two-Region World -- Appendix: Formal Details -- Modeling Catastrophes: Two Extensions -- Appendix: Proofs and Calibration -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Calibration -- Appendix B: Mathematica Code
Control code
893709519
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780674744097
Lccn
2014041195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40025163915
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709519

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