The effect of health benefits on climate change mitigation policies

M. Ikefuji, J.R. Magnus, H. Sakamoto

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Abstract

This paper studies the interplay between climate, health, and the economy in a stylized world with eleven heterogeneous regions, with special emphasis on USA, Europe, China, India, and Africa. We introduce health impacts into a simple economic integrated assessment model where both the local cooling effect of SO<inf>2</inf>and the global warming effect of CO<inf>2</inf>are endogenous, and investigate how these factors affect the equilibrium path. Regions do not respond in the same way to climate change. In particular, emission abatement rates and health costs depend on the economic and geographical characteristics of each region. Two policy scenarios are considered, Nash and Optimal, for which we present both global and regional results. Results for Africa and China are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-243
JournalClimatic Change
Volume126
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Health benefits
Climate change mitigation
China
Africa
Economics
Scenarios
Health costs
Cooling
Health impact
India
Climate
Integrated assessment model
Climate change
Health
Abatement
Global warming
Factors

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PT: J; NR: 29; TC: 0; J9: CLIMATIC CHANGE; PG: 15; GA: AP9VA; UT: WOS:000342427700018

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Ikefuji, M. ; Magnus, J.R. ; Sakamoto, H. / The effect of health benefits on climate change mitigation policies. In: Climatic Change. 2014 ; Vol. 126, No. 1-2. pp. 229-243.
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The effect of health benefits on climate change mitigation policies. / Ikefuji, M.; Magnus, J.R.; Sakamoto, H.

In: Climatic Change, Vol. 126, No. 1-2, 2014, p. 229-243.

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