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November 12, 2015

12 November 2015

Practical Guide to the Economics of Climate Change: The Paris Conference and Its Aftermath

Research Paper explaining the most relevant economic facts and overarching principles that should guide our climate change policy choices

The Paris Conference that opens on November 30, 2015, is drawing plenty of attention to the fight against climate change, an issue that blends political rhetoric, economic logic and climate science. The aim of this Research Paper is to make key climate change concepts easier to understand as well as to put the mechanisms discussed here in a Canadian context and to base public policy choices on the most relevant facts.

Highlights (pdf)
Introduction (pdf)
Chapter 1 – Climate Change in 20 Questions and Answers (pdf) / (web)
Chapter 2 – Governmental Measures and Their Effectiveness (pdf)
Chapter 3 – The Innovations That Are Revolutionizing Our Energy Consumption (pdf)
Chapter 4 – Adapting to Climate Change (pdf)
Conclusion – For a Balanced and Pragmatic Approach to the Problem of Climate Change (pdf)
Annex – Uncertainty in the Determination of Public Policies to Fight Climate Change (pdf)

Media release: Fighting climate change with methods that are realistic and effective
 

Links of interest

La Conférence de Paris pour les nuls (et les moins nuls) (The MEI's Journal de Montréal blog, November 5, 2015)

Du Protocole de Kyoto à la Conférence de Paris : Les émissions canadiennes de GES en hausse de 24 % (The MEI's Journal de Montréal blog, November 10, 2015)

Conférence de Paris sur le climat - Sept choses que vous devriez savoir (La Presse, November 16, 2015)

Fight climate change efficiently (National Post, November 17, 2015)

Quel est le lien entre la chute du mur de Berlin et le Protocole de Kyoto? (The MEI's Journal de Montréal blog, November 20, 2015)

Les morts « climatiques » et la pauvreté (The MEI's Journal de Montréal blog, November 25, 2015)
Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin (Radio-Canada cet après-midi, Radio-Canada, November 12, 2015)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin (Bonjour la Côte, Radio-Canada, November 13, 2015)
Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin (Mario Dumont, LCN news network, November 12, 2015)

Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin (Argent maintenant, ARGENT business news network, November 12, 2015)

Interview with Youri Chassin (CFCF-TV, CTV News Montreal, November 26, 2015)

 

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