Resources for the Future COP-16 Resource Library
Resources for the Future has compiled this library of research and commentary to lend context to 2010's international climate change negotiations. For up-to-the minute commentary on the topics below—and many others in RFF's research portfolio—be sure to check out RFF's climate policy blog, Weathervane.
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Explore RFF's full collection of research on energy efficiency here and renewable energy here.
Combining Policies for Renewable Energy: Is the Whole Less than the Sum of Its Parts?
Carolyn Fischer, Louis Preonas
Modeling Policies to Promote Renewable and Low-Carbon Sources of Electricity
Karen L. Palmer, Richard Sweeney, Maura Allaire
Energy-Efficiency Program Evaluations: Opportunities for Learning and Inputs to Incentive Mechanisms
Noah Kaufman, Karen L. Palmer
Are Energy Efficiency Standards Justified?
Ian W.H. Parry, David Evans, Wallace E. Oates
International Negotiations, Trade and Financing
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China and Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Engagement
Joshua W. Busby
Carbon Policies, Competitiveness, and Emissions Leakage: An International Perspective
Carolyn Fischer, Eric Moore, Richard D. Morgenstern, Toshi Arimura
The Global Effects of Subglobal Climate Policies
Cristoph Bohringer, Carolyn Fischer, Knut Einar Rosendahl
Paying for Mitigation: A Multiple Country Study
Fredrik Carlsson, Mitesh Kataria, Alan J. Krupnick, Elina Lampi, Åsa Lofgren, Ping Qin, Susie Chung, Thomas Sterner
The Shape of International Agreements: Political Economy Analysis of the Copenhagen Accord
Raymond J. Kopp
Greenhouse Gas Regulation in the United States
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International Greenhouse Gas Offsets Under the Clean Air Act
Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: Structure, Effects, and Implications of a Knowable Pathway
Nathan Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas, Dallas Burtraw
Banking on Allowances:The EPA’s Mixed Record in Managing Emissions-Market Transitions
Arthur G. Fraas, Nathan Richardson
The Treatment of Uncertainty in EPA’s Analysis of Air Pollution Rules
Arthur G. Fraas
What Are the Costs of Meeting Distributional Objectives in Designing Domestic Climate Policy?
Ian W.H. Parry, Roberton C. Williams III
Forests and REDD
Check out RFF's full collection of forestry and deforestation research and explore the economic possibilities of REDD and reforestation activities with the Forest Carbon Index.
Resources 174: Forests and Climate Change
Forest Measurement and Monitoring: Technical Capacity and “How Good Is Good Enough?”
Molly K. Macauley, Daniel F. Morris, Roger A. Sedjo, Kate Farley, Brent L. Sohngen
Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change: Some Estimates
Roger A. Sedjo
Assessing Investment in Future Landsat Instruments: The Example of Forest Carbon Offsets
Molly K. Macauley, Jhih-Shyang Shih