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Adaptation and International Environmental Agreements

Nahid Masoudi () and Georges Zaccour ()
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Georges Zaccour: HEC Montréal

Environmental & Resource Economics, 2018, vol. 71, issue 1, 1-21

Abstract: Abstract We study the impact of collective effort in R&D in adaptation technologies, and also spillover effects on formation and size of stable international environmental agreements (IEAs). Our results suggest that it is possible to have more than one size of stable IEA. We can achieve a superior equilibrium, i.e., the grand coalition, if countries manage to keep knowledge spillovers low and arrange a minimum ratification threshold. This threshold is defined endogenously. We also shed light on the effects of two-sided spillover on global welfare and the size of stable IEAs.

Keywords: International environmental agreements; Adaptation technology; Minimum participation clause; Climate change; Knowledge spillover (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q50 Q54 C72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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