International climate policy and regional welfare weights

D. Narita, R.S.J. Tol, D. Anthoff

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We derive a global social welfare function that is consistent with the burden sharing in the Kyoto Protocol and in one proposal for a post-Kyoto treaty. The Kyoto Protocol favored the EU, while the EU post-Kyoto proposal puts more weight on the wellbeing of other OECD countries at the expense of EU residents. Ignoring income differences, the EU proposal for a post-Kyoto treaty favors developing countries. However, if income differences are taken into account, the EU proposal is not at all generous to developing countries. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-720
JournalEnvironmental Science & Policy
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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