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Bahn, Olivier
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Chesney, Marc
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Gheyssens, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned
2017-06-09T09:23:52Z
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2017-06-09T09:23:52Z
dc.date.issued
2010-03
dc.identifier.issn
0711–2440
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/30215
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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet in the foreseeable future and despite the urgency of the situation global GHG emissions are still increasing. In this context, and since future climate changes appear now unavoidable to some extent, adaptation measures have recently gained a new political momentum as an important component of climate policies. Contrary to mitigation options, adaptation measures do not reduce emission levels but reduce their impacts. To assess the relationship and effects on the global economy of both mitigation and adaptation, we use in this paper an integrated assessment model (IAM) that includes both adaptation strategies and access to clean technologies for mitigation. We find that the relationship between adaptation and mitigation is complex and largely dependent on their respective attributes, with weakly effective adaptation acting as a late complement to mitigation efforts. As its effectiveness increases, adaptation becomes a substitute for mitigation. Sensitivity analysis on the discount rate also indicates that choosing a rate is certainly not innocuous on the policy recommendations with higher rate values postponing both mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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en
dc.publisher
Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions
dc.subject
Adaptation
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Climate change
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Mitigation
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Clean technology
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Integrated assessment
dc.title
The Effect of Adaptation Measures on the Adoption of Clean Technologies
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Working Paper
ethz.journal.title
Les Cahiers du GERAD
ethz.journal.volume
19
ethz.size
23 p.
ethz.publication.place
Montréal
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03808 - Günther, Isabel / Günther, Isabel
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03808 - Günther, Isabel / Günther, Isabel
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2017-06-09T09:24:21Z
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ECIT
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pub:49882
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yes
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