Will the Kyoto Protocol affect growth in Russia?
Franck Lecocq () and
No 3454, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank
In light of the recent argument that rapid economic growth in Russia over the next decade, might result in emissions higher than the Kyoto target, thereby putting much-needed growth at risk, the authors revisit the discussion on the costs and benefits of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol by Russia. They conclude that even under a very high economic growth assumption, and even under very conservative assumptions about the decoupling between carbon dioxide emissions, and economic growth, Russia still benefits from a net surplus of emissions allowances, and thus will not see its growth adversely affected by the Kyoto target. In addition, a review of the possible costs, and benefits of the Kyoto Protocol suggests that the potential sale of excess allowances, far outweighs the other costs.
Keywords: Environmental Economics&Policies; Economic Theory&Research; Global Environment Facility; Climate Change; Montreal Protocol; Climate Change; Energy and Environment; Environmental Economics&Policies; Montreal Protocol; Carbon Policy and Trading (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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