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Vox article on the political hurdles facing a carbon tax — and how to overcome them

Based partially on the WIDER Working Paper by Jesse Jenkins and Valerie Karplus, David Roberts from the news website Vox discusses the complex relationship between carbon pricing and binding political constraints.

Carbon tax Political economy Environmental economics
Working Paper
Carbon pricing under binding political constraints

The economic prescription for climate change is clear: price carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions to internalize climate damages...

Carbon tax Climatic changes Environmental economics
Journal Article
Special section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Carbon tax Climatic changes Regional economics
Journal Article
A sequential approach to integrated energy modeling in South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Video
Mitigation Policy in South Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.2

Carbon/energy intensity analysis Mitigation policy Carbon tax
Blog
Regional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum

The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...

Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Blog
Climate Policy and Developing Country Interests

There are a series of questions to which we need answers if we are to implement climate change policies that help avoid negative effects. Three key questions are: What are the implications of climate change for economic growth and development?...

Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Working Paper
An Integrated Approach to Modelling Energy Policy in South Africa: Evaluating Carbon Taxes and Electricity Import Restrictions

We link a bottom-up energy sector model to a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model of South Africa in order to examine two of the country’s main energy policy considerations: (i) the introduction of a carbon tax and (ii) libera...

Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal Article
Introducing carbon taxes in South Africa

South Africa is considering introducing a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

Carbon tax Income distribution Public welfare
Seminar
Development strategy and policy analysis: The economics (and politics) behind South Africa’s carbon tax

South Africa announced in February 2012 that it will introduce a carbon tax to reduce the country’s high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and assist in the global effort to curb climate change. This makes South Africa one of the first...

3 April 2012
UN DESA, DC2-1949, New York, United States
Past event
Book
New Sources of Development Finance

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to ha...

Carbon tax Economic assistance and foreign aid International finance
Book
New Sources of Development Finance

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to ha...

Carbon tax Economic assistance and foreign aid International finance
Book Chapter
Environmental Taxation and Revenue for Development

From the book: New Sources of Development Finance

Carbon tax Consumption (Economics) Environment
Working Paper
Environmental Taxation and Revenue for Development

This paper considers the role of global environmental taxes both as instruments for improving the global environment and as a source of revenue for funding economic development...

Carbon tax Consumption (Economics) Environment
Blog
An Innovative Source of Development Finance: The Carbon Tax
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by Nitin Desai With official development assistance falling short of needs, there has long been a search for ‘innovative’ means for financing development...

Carbon tax Economic assistance and foreign aid International obligations
Book Chapter
CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect: A Game-Theoretic Exploration

From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development Issues

Carbon tax Game theory Global warming
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