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Climate Change: A Compendium
For decision-makers considering climate change legislation, anÂ assortment of policy instruments is available; studies suggest that aÂ combination could be most effective in achieving various climate policyÂ objectives. Current policy attention has focused on â€œcap and tradeâ€Â strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with additional policyÂ tools aimed at promoting the technology development consideredÂ necessary to slow climate change significantly.
In parallel, growing attention is being given to supportingÂ adaptations to expected future changes, as well as to strategies to gainÂ effective international engagement in reducing greenhouse gas. OneÂ significant obstacle to consensus is concern about the potential costs ofÂ abating greenhouse gas emissions, since deep reductions would requireÂ extraordinary changes in energy use and technologies. Studies suggestÂ that efficiently designed programs could moderate the costs of reducingÂ greenhouse gas emissions; technically and politically, though, anÂ â€œefficiently designedâ€ program may not be realistic.
Policy options can ease the adjustments required and modify theÂ distribution of costsâ€”or potential wealth embodied in distribution ofÂ emission allowancesâ€”across specific sectors or populations. A coreÂ challenge of policy design, then, is balancing the climate effectivenessÂ of a policy, the economic costs, and its distributional effects.
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