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These output losses stem from reduced competitiveness in some industries and, perhaps, a move to a less productive economy as investment shifts from International co-ordination of climate change prevention 29 improving labour productivity to increasing energy efficiency. As fossil fuels will continue to be used in the foreseeable future, so carbon tax revenues will be substantial. If these revenues are recycled into reducing other economic distortions, such as employers’ labour taxes (as opposed to being given back to households in a lump sum), then the net effect on macroeconomic output could be minimal or even positive (Barker 1994).
Befitting its status as a framework convention the FCCC is vague about defining a target for stabilisation and a timetable for reaching it. b). 6), though in practice the fall in industrial production in these countries means they are all currently in full compliance. The remaining parties to the convention are committed to reducing emissions of GHGs and enhancing sinks but are not given a specific target level or date for compliance. Those parties which qualify as developing countries only have to reduce emissions under the following conditions: The extent to which developing country Parties will effectively implement their commitments under the Convention will depend on the effective implementation by developed country Parties of their commitments under the Convention related to financial resources and transfer of technology.
Anybody who has delved into the complexities of multi-player, repeated game theory will know that the assumptions about information, commitment and opportunities for action—which essentially define the political process—are critical for determining long run economic equilibria. Therefore, unlike other studies of global warming economics, we are not concerned with finding the ‘optimal’ level of climate change, or trying to predict how very long run changes in energy markets can reduce CO2 emissions; many such studies have already been done and the latter topic seems to be better suited to technological assessment, rather than empirical economic modelling.