Spillovers of Climate Policy - An assessment of the incidence of carbon leakage and induced technological change due to CO2 abatement measures

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/8960
Title:
Spillovers of Climate Policy - An assessment of the incidence of carbon leakage and induced technological change due to CO2 abatement measures
Authors:
Sijm JPM; Kuik OJ; Patel M; Oikonomou V; Worrell E; Lako P; Annevelink E; Nabuurs GJ; Elbersen HW
Other Titles:
Spillovers van klimaatbeleid. Negatieve en positieve neveneffecten van CO2 mitigatie beleid
Abstract:
Besides primary effects such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the implementation of climate policies in Annex I countries of the Kyoto protocol may have secondary (side) effects, as the resulting increase in carbon or fossil fuel costs may affect energy prices and, hence, the profitability of energy-using industries in Annex I versus non-Annex I countries. From a global warming point of view, these secondary effects or 'spillovers' of climate policy may be either negative or positive. Negative spillovers refer particularly to the incidence of carbon leakage, i.e. an increase in CO2 emissions in non-abating countries due to the implementation of climate policy in Annex I countries. Positive spillovers, on the other hand, refer especially to the inducement of carbon-saving technological innovations and the diffusion of these innovations, both at home and abroad.The primary objective of the present report is to provide a summary assessment of the analytical and empirical knowledge on the potential incidence of spillovers due to climate policy in Annex I countries of the Kyoto protocol. These spillovers include especially the prevalence of carbon leakage as well as the induced innovation and diffusion of carbon-saving technologies in both Annex I and non-Annex I countries. In addition, the report aims to draw lessons, conclusions and policy implications with regard to the opportunities and means to reduce potential negative spillovers of climate policy (i.e. 'carbon leakage') and to enhance its potential positive spillovers ('induced technological change').The present report provides first of all a conceptual framework, particularly on the terms 'spillovers', 'carbon leakage' and 'induced technological change'. Subsequently, it presents the major findings of analytical model studies on the incidence of carbon leakage due to climate policy in Annex I countries of the Kyoto protocol, followed by similar analytical findings on the incidence of induced technological spillovers. Next, it presents the major findings of the three empirical case studies on climate policy spillovers, particularly in the energy-intensive manufacturing industry, the wind power industry, and the biomass and bio-energy industry. Finally, it discusses the major policy implications of the project 'Spillovers of climate policy'.
Other Contributors:
ECN; Wageningen UR; Copernicus Institute; VU-IvM
Publisher:
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM
Issue Date:
21-Mar-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/8960
Additional Links:
http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/500036002.html
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
WAB rapport 500036002; ECN rapport ECN-C- -5-014
Appears in Collections:
RIVM reports - old archive

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dc.contributor.authorSijm JPMen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuik OJen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatel Men_US
dc.contributor.authorOikonomou Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorWorrell Een_US
dc.contributor.authorLako Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnnevelink Een_US
dc.contributor.authorNabuurs GJen_US
dc.contributor.authorElbersen HWen_US
dc.contributor.otherECNen_US
dc.contributor.otherWageningen URen_US
dc.contributor.otherCopernicus Instituteen_US
dc.contributor.otherVU-IvMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-23T15:33:09Z-
dc.date.available2007-02-23T15:33:09Z-
dc.date.issued2005-03-21en_US
dc.identifier500036002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/8960-
dc.description.abstractBesides primary effects such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the implementation of climate policies in Annex I countries of the Kyoto protocol may have secondary (side) effects, as the resulting increase in carbon or fossil fuel costs may affect energy prices and, hence, the profitability of energy-using industries in Annex I versus non-Annex I countries. From a global warming point of view, these secondary effects or 'spillovers' of climate policy may be either negative or positive. Negative spillovers refer particularly to the incidence of carbon leakage, i.e. an increase in CO2 emissions in non-abating countries due to the implementation of climate policy in Annex I countries. Positive spillovers, on the other hand, refer especially to the inducement of carbon-saving technological innovations and the diffusion of these innovations, both at home and abroad.The primary objective of the present report is to provide a summary assessment of the analytical and empirical knowledge on the potential incidence of spillovers due to climate policy in Annex I countries of the Kyoto protocol. These spillovers include especially the prevalence of carbon leakage as well as the induced innovation and diffusion of carbon-saving technologies in both Annex I and non-Annex I countries. In addition, the report aims to draw lessons, conclusions and policy implications with regard to the opportunities and means to reduce potential negative spillovers of climate policy (i.e. 'carbon leakage') and to enhance its potential positive spillovers ('induced technological change').The present report provides first of all a conceptual framework, particularly on the terms 'spillovers', 'carbon leakage' and 'induced technological change'. Subsequently, it presents the major findings of analytical model studies on the incidence of carbon leakage due to climate policy in Annex I countries of the Kyoto protocol, followed by similar analytical findings on the incidence of induced technological spillovers. Next, it presents the major findings of the three empirical case studies on climate policy spillovers, particularly in the energy-intensive manufacturing industry, the wind power industry, and the biomass and bio-energy industry. Finally, it discusses the major policy implications of the project 'Spillovers of climate policy'.en
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dc.publisherRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWAB rapport 500036002en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesECN rapport ECN-C- -5-014en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/500036002.htmlen_US
dc.subject.otherclimatic changesen
dc.subject.otherclimateen
dc.subject.otherpolicyen
dc.subject.otheremissionen
dc.subject.othercarbon dioxideen
dc.subject.othercostsen
dc.subject.otherenergyen
dc.subject.otherindustryen
dc.subject.otherspilloveren
dc.subject.otherkyoto protocolen
dc.subject.otherclimate policyen
dc.subject.otherco2 emissionen
dc.subject.otherklimaatveranderingnl
dc.subject.otherklimaatnl
dc.subject.otherbeliednl
dc.subject.otheremissiesnl
dc.subject.otherkooldioxidenl
dc.subject.otherkostennl
dc.subject.otherenergienl
dc.subject.otherindustrienl
dc.subject.otherspillovernl
dc.subject.otherkyoto protocolnl
dc.subject.otherklimaatbeleidnl
dc.subject.otherco2 emissienl
dc.titleSpillovers of Climate Policy - An assessment of the incidence of carbon leakage and induced technological change due to CO2 abatement measuresen_US
dc.title.alternativeSpillovers van klimaatbeleid. Negatieve en positieve neveneffecten van CO2 mitigatie beleiden_US
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