Cost-benefit of carbon emissions abatement

Classroom Activity, Laboratory Activity, Teaching Module

A classroom/laboratory activity or teaching module to perform cost-benefit analysis for carbon emissions abatement, considered to be an action that will mitigate climate change.

Students will learn about cost-benefit analysis, and will determine the costs and benefits of abating carbon emissions. They will also learn about the development of efficient emissions targets.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Explain the concept of the social cost of carbon.
  2. How is the Marginal Abatement Cost for carbon emissions abatement calculated?

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By Gautam Sethi (Bard College), Curt Gervich (SUNY Plattsburgh), and Robyn Smyth (Bard College)

Hosted at InTeGrate at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College

Language: English

Location: Global

Grade: Undergraduate

Access: Online, Offline

Computer Skills: Intermediate

Discipline: Economics

Discipline Topics: Cost Benefit Analysis; Carbon Abatement

Climate Topics: Energy, Economics, and Climate Change