The economics of global climate change


A reading to learn about the economic analysis of climate change, and various economic policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Students will read about and discuss topics on the economics of global climate change. These topics include trends and projections for global climate, cost-benefit studies of global climate change, economic policies and policy tools for addressing climate change (adaptation and mitigation), and analysis of current climate change policies.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What are the challenges in performing a cost-benefit analysis of global climate change?
  2. Discuss “carbon tax” as an economic policy for climate change mitigation.

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By Jonathan M. Harris, Brian Roach and Anne-Marie Codur

Hosted at Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University

Language: English

Location: Global

Grade: Undergraduate

Access: Online, Offline

Computer Skills: Intermediate

Discipline: Economics

Discipline Topics: Climate Change and Economics

Climate Topics: Climate Change and Economics