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IAP 2007 Activity

Climate Change 101: Economics and Policy
Valerie J. Karplus
Thu Jan 18, 02-04:00pm, E40-496

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Concerned about climate change but unsure how our policy options stack up? This session presents the basic economics of climate policy design and offers several techniques for comparing among alternatives. Topics to be covered include emissions taxes versus caps, the Kyoto Protocol, and the role of developing countries. No formal economics training is required.
Contact: Therese Henderson, E40-428, x3-7492, tzh@mit.edu
Sponsor: Joint Program/Science and Policy of Global Change
Cosponsor: Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Latest update: 05-Dec-2006

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