The Impacts and Costs of Climate Change

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The effects of global climate change from greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are diverse and potentially very large, and probably constitute the most serious long-term environmental issue currently facing the world. This paper is prepared as task 1 of the project 'Modelling support for Future Actions - Benefits and Cost of Climate Change Policies and Measures', ENV.C.2/2004/0088, led by K.U.Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The paper provides a rapid review and analysis of the impacts and economic costs from climate change. The objective is to provide estimates of the benefits of climate change policy, i.e. from avoided impacts, for support to the Commission in considering the benefits and costs of mitigation efforts, and to support DG Environment in its report to the Spring Council 2005 and in future international negotiations on climate change.

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Creation Date: September 2005
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Watkiss, Paul

AEA Technology Environment, email: paul.watkiss@aeat.co.uk

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Downing, Tom

Stockholm Environment Institute

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Handley, Claire

AEA Technology Environment

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Butterfield, Ruth

Stockholm Environment Institute

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Publisher Name: AEA Technology Environment and
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Place of Publication: Oxford, England
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  • Creation: September 2005
Description:

The effects of global climate change from greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are diverse and potentially very large, and probably constitute the most serious long-term environmental issue currently facing the world. This paper is prepared as task 1 of the project 'Modelling support for Future Actions - Benefits and Cost of Climate Change Policies and Measures', ENV.C.2/2004/0088, led by K.U.Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The paper provides a rapid review and analysis of the impacts and economic costs from climate change. The objective is to provide estimates of the benefits of climate change policy, i.e. from avoided impacts, for support to the Commission in considering the benefits and costs of mitigation efforts, and to support DG Environment in its report to the Spring Council 2005 and in future international negotiations on climate change.

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Final Report
Commissioned by European Commission DG Environment
Prepared as task 1 of the project.

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x, 77 p. : ill. (some col.)

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Keyword(s): climate change | climate policy | greenhouse gas emissions | carbon values | energy use | drought | flooding | water quality | human health
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Series Title: Modelling support for Future Actions - Benefits and Cost of Climate Change Policies and Measures
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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