Synthesis Report: Future Targets and International Approaches to Mitigation

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The project "Future targets and international approaches to mitigation" studied the implications of alternative policy targets and policy instrument choices on greenhouse gas emissions and the economic performance of Ireland. Initially, the work plan was to conduct a series of targeted research activities for a period of twelve months, and focus on policy advice in the last six months of the project. As climate policy rose to prominence on the political agendas of Ireland and the European Union earlier than expected, we had to reverse the order of research and policy advice. The subsequent economic crisis required that some of the scenario analyses be redone. As the research phase of the project was postponed, it emerged that some of the initially envisaged analyses had been done by other researchers already. In close cooperation with the project officer and the steering committee, the initial work plan was therefore revised. The broad themes of the initial project proposal were maintained, but specific details were substantially altered. Overall, however, the project succeeded in combining academic research and policy advice; and the total output considerably exceeds what was foreseen. This report describes the four main pieces of analysis, namely business as usual scenarios, climate policy in Ireland, international climate policy, and behavioural studies and concludes by presenting some indicators of the overall performance. The papers that result from the project are attached as appendices.
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Prof. Richard Tol
Economic and Social Research Institute
Environmental Research Scientist
Whitaker Square, Dublin 2, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2 Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 8632000/8632120
e-mail: richard.tol@esri.ie

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Author(s)Tol, R.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationSynthesis Report: Future Targets and International Approaches to Mitigation
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=207
Resource Keywordsbibliography Policy Instruments, the impacts of a carbon tax, Power Generation,Fuel Tourism, European and Global climate policy, the impact of policy on behaviour
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code07-CCRP-3.3.5.a
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeClimate Change
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 2
Project Start Date Tuesday 1st January 2008 (01-01-2008)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 1st January 2008 (01-01-2008)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Wednesday 30th September 2009 (30-09-2009)
Published on SAFERThursday 26th May 2011 (26-05-2011)
Date of Last EditWednesday 21st December 2011 at 11:50:07 (21-12-2011)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 21st December 2011 at 11:50:07 (21-12-2011)

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This is a literature/desk-based study. It looks at Future Targets and International Approaches to Mitigation for the island of Ireland.

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This project was commissed to investigate a number of areas in mitigation such as: Policy Instruments, the impacts of a carbon tax, Power Generation,Fuel Tourism, European and Global climate policy, the impact of policy on behaviour. Several reports and papers are generated from this investigation.
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The project was reasonably successful. Eleven academic papers resulted from the project, at a respectable average cost of Euro29,000 per paper. Furthermore, four policy papers and three consultancy papers in the same budget. Thirty-nine presentations were given, to academic and policy audience , and there was substantial media coverage for selected results. Exactly as it had set out to do, the project thus combined academic research with policy advice.

The full list of authors are as follows:
Richard S.J. Tol, David Anthoff, Tim Callan, Nicola Commins, Thomas Conefrey, Sean Diffney, John D. Fitz Gerald, Eimear Leahy, Sean Lyons, Laura Malaguzzi Valeri, Marc Schiffbauer, and Susan Scott
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