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Economic growth, energy and climate policy for a low carbon future

This piece of research aims to increase current scientific knowledge within the struggle against Climate Change. It also seeks to foster efficiency in the use of natural resources. To avoid or minimise the adverse effects of Climate Change, it is vital to reduce carbon emissions. Regardless of whether or not an international agreement is reached, humankind needs to explore new avenues and options which will enable us to find strategies for reducing said emissions at both a national and aggregate level, thus fostering the transition towards a low-carbon economy.


Low carbon economies: policies, markets and cooperation

Aim of the project: To help advance scientific knowledge regarding the proper regulation of the "global commons", how this regulation impacts different areas of activity and what implications it has for decision-making by public managers and companies. The project is divided into three interrelated areas: (1) The public economics of agreements on climate change. (2) The impacts of different scenarios on different areas of activity. (3) Implications for investment decisions in the energy industry.

Funding: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness  (ECO2011-25064) (2011-2014) .

Partners: Instituto de Economía Pública (UPV/EHU) y Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)


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