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International Climate Policy and Regional Welfare Weights

Daiju Narita (), Richard Tol () and David Anthoff ()

No WP332, Papers from Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Abstract: We impute a global social welfare function that is consistent with the burden sharing in the Kyoto Protocol and in two proposals for a post-Kyoto treaty. The Kyoto Protocol favored the EU. The Frankel proposal for a post-Kyoto treaty continues the favorable treatment of the EU, while the EU proposal puts more weight on the wellbeing of other OECD countries at the expense of its own residents. Ignoring income differences, the EU proposal for a post-Kyoto treaty favors developing countries. However, if income differences are taken into account, the EU proposal is not at all generous to developing countries.

Keywords: burden; sharing/Climate; policy/income; equality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-12
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