Design of climate change mitigation policy
Climate change mitigation policy needs to be well designed in order to be cost effective, and societally acceptable. The development of a comprehensive climate change policy regime in Australia, including through carbon pricing, throws up complex issues of incentives, distribution and the political economy of climate change mitigation. These need to be taken into account in economic mechanism design.
At the same time, there are important international dimensions to the design of climate change mitigation policy. They include cross-border linkages of Australian climate policy instruments, direct support of mitigation policies in other countries and in particular neighbouring developing countries, and the development of domestic policies in those countries.
Research under this project addresses various issues related to these themes, as they arise in the policy debate.
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