Dedication, Contributing Authors, Preface, Foreword, Acknowledgments 1. Linking Climate and Economic Dynamics; Neil Edwards, Hubert Greppin, Alain Haurie and Laurent Viguier 2. Coupling Climate and Economic Dynamics: Recent Achievements and Unresolved Problems; F.L. Toth 3. An Oracle Method to Couple Climate and Economic Dynamics; Cesar Beltran, Laurent Drouet, Neil R. Edwards, Alain B. Haurie, Jean-Philippe Vial and Daniel S. Zachary 4. An abrupt stochastic damage function to analyze climate policy Benefits; Patrice Dumas and Minh Ha-Duong 5. A Viability Approach to Global Climate Change Issues; Jean-Pierre Aubin, Telma Bernado and Patrick Saint-Pierre 6. Climate Policy Cooperation Games between Developed and Developing Nations: A Quantitative, Applied Analysis; Claudia Kemfert 7. Back to Kyoto? US Participation and the Linkage between R&D and Climate Cooperation; Barbara Buchner, Carlo Carraro, Igor Cersosimo and Carmen Marchiori 8. Global Energy and CO2 Emission Scenarios: Analysis with a 15-Region World MARKAL Model; Maryse Labriet Richard Loulou Amit Kanudia 9. Flexible Carbon Mitigation Policies: Analysis with a Global Multi-regional MARKAL Model; Peter Rafaj, Socrates Kypreos and Leonardo Barreto 10. Air Pollution Health Effects: Toward an Integrated Assessment ; Trent Yang, John Reilly and Sergey Paltsev 11. Carbon Tax and International Emissions Trading: A Swiss Perspective; Alain Bernard, Marc Vielle and Laurent Viguier 12. An Overview of Extreme Climatic Events in Switzerland: Implications for Assessing Economic Damages and Costs; Martin Beniston 13. Swiss agriculture in a changing climate; Pierluigi Calanca and Jürg Fuhrer 14. Modelling Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in Switzerland; Ana Priceputu andHubert Greppin
This book reviews the different approaches used to model the dynamic interactions between climate and economies, and proposes new avenues of research. Its fourteen chapters deal with various aspects of the building of integrated assessment models, either by coupling economic growth and climate change modules, or using mathematical models of viability or dynamic game theory to represent the interactions between the world regions concerned.
A unique blend of Earth science, economics and decision sciences to address a crucial issue of this century
A perspective on the most advanced integrated assessment models currently developed to study climate change policies
A broad scope of scientific innovation, spanning new mathematical paradigms and examples of implementation of integrated and impact assessment at the world and regional levels
An international panel of contributors from Europe and North-America