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US Rolls Back Regulation but the Oil Industry Moves Forward
Climate Change Policies and Governance

US Rolls Back Regulation but the Oil Industry Moves Forward

Paul Mollet

On August 28, 2019, the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a series of amendments to Obama-era environmental regulations covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that it claims will save the oil and gas industry millions of dollars in…

Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
September 12, 2019
Finding a Viable Path to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Finding a Viable Path to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Keigo Akimoto, Jun Arima, Mustafa Babiker, Mark Caine, David Hobbs, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Adam Sieminski, Nico Stehr, Hiroyuki Tezuka, Masakazu Toyoda, Eric Williams

A viable, least-cost pathway to a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions future must lie within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement. The rulebook for the Agreement was in many ways rewritten at the 2018 United…

Keigo Akimoto Keigo Akimoto
Jun Arima Jun Arima
Mustafa Babiker Mustafa Babiker
Mark Caine Mark Caine
David Hobbs Hobbs, David
Eija-Riitta Korhola Eija-Riitta Korhola
Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski
Nico Stehr Nico Stehr
Hiroyuki Tezuka Hiroyuki Tezuka
Masakazu Toyoda Masakazu Toyoda
Eric Williams Williams, Eric
August 29, 2019
The Political Feasibility of Enhancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the European Union’s Mid-Century Strategy
Climate Change Policies and Governance

The Political Feasibility of Enhancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the European Union’s Mid-Century Strategy

AlJawhara Al Quayid, Saleh Al Muhanna, Paul Mollet

Article 4.19 of the 2015 Paris Agreement calls on signatories to formulate and communicate “long-term low greenhouse gas development strategies,” widely known as the mid-century strategy (MCS). Any enhancement of the European Union’s (EU’s) targets in its MCS depends on…

AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
August 22, 2019
Paris Agreement CCS Policy and Mechanisms
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Paris Agreement CCS Policy and Mechanisms

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of a limited number of ways to reach the Paris Agreement’s objective of net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the second half of this century. The world’s remaining carbon budget of 900 gigatonnes (Gt) will…

July 29, 2019
A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era
Climate Change Policies and Governance

A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era

Wolfgang Heidug, Paul Zakkour

The Paris Agreement committed ratifying Parties to hold the increase in the global average temperature to much less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. The Agreement also committed Parties to achieving…

Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
Paul Zakkour Zakkour, Paul
April 7, 2019
Policy Pathways to Meet Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Policy Pathways to Meet Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement

David Wogan, Elizabeth Carey, Douglas Cooke

The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change fundamentally altered the nature of global climate governance by introducing a new framework based on a bottom-up system of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). As a signatory Party to the Agreement, the Kingdom of…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Elizabeth Carey Carey, Elizabeth
Douglas Cooke Cooke, Douglas
February 27, 2019
KAPSARC Quarterly Issue 8
Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Regional Energy Markets

KAPSARC Quarterly Issue 8

The research summaries in this issue are grouped into four themes: climate change; oil and gas; electricity; and Asia. Opening with an overview of KAPSARC’s most recent work on climate change, we also highlight our latest research on global oil…

December 31, 2018
A Comparison of Alternative Programs for Climate Policies
Climate Change Policies and Governance

A Comparison of Alternative Programs for Climate Policies

Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

This research paper compares the relative welfare impact of different options for allocating the financing burden of climate change mitigation policies. Focusing on efficient ways to finance policies aimed at climate change mitigation, not only at direct carbon reduction, could…

Tarek Atalla Atalla, Tarek
Simona Bigerna Bigerna, Simona
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
December 30, 2018
India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement
Climate Change Policies and Governance Models, Data and Tools

India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement

Yagyavalk Bhatt, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain, Paul Mollet

As an emerging economy, a major part of India’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris  Agreement is an emissions intensity target. With its current policies, India is on track to achieve its climate targets under the Agreement. However, the…

Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
December 12, 2018
The Politics of European Union Climate Governance
Climate Change Policies and Governance

The Politics of European Union Climate Governance

Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara Al Quayid

The European Union (EU) is facing a critical period as the European Commission draws up a 2050 climate strategy roadmap that is likely to form the basis for the EU’s next nationally determined contribution to the COP21 Paris Agreement. Until recently, the UK was the…

Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
October 25, 2018
Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience

Xiaoliang Yang, Wolfgang Heidug

China’s political leadership has taken an increasingly public and proactive stance on climate change since 2014. This includes a commitment that Chinese carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will peak before 2030 and enacting measures through the 13th Five-Year Plan to support…

Xiaoliang Yang Yang, Xiaoliang
Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
July 2, 2018
Towards More Pragmatic Global Climate Goals and Policies
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Towards More Pragmatic Global Climate Goals and Policies

This paper presents an analysis of the climate and economic impacts of four different carbon emission scenarios. The scenarios include: a ‘business as usual’ reference scenario; a carbon emission mitigation scenario designed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting…

October 22, 2017
Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?

Jorge Blazquez

The ambitious environmental objectives of the Paris Agreement imply that, in order to curb carbon emissions, all cost-effective policy options should be considered. These options include carbon taxes, probably the most popular fiscal tool for curbing emissions, and various other…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
June 15, 2017
Natural Resource Revenue Management Strategies in Developing Countries: A Calibrated Macroeconomic Model for Uganda
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Natural Resource Revenue Management Strategies in Developing Countries: A Calibrated Macroeconomic Model for Uganda

Fakhri Hasanov, Fred Joutz, Baltasar Manzano

Recent natural resource discoveries in Eastern Africa provide an opportunity to boost economic development. However, this opportunity brings with it potential challenges in the form of ‘Dutch disease’ and, potentially, the ‘resource curse’. A companion paper to this report: Managing…

Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Fred Joutz Joutz, Fred
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
December 24, 2015
Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Regional Energy Markets Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Electricity Sector Transitions Energy and Economic Vulnerability Models, Data and Tools Productivity and Economic Diversification

Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB

Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Ben Wise, Lama Yaseen

This paper (Multidimensional KTAB) is a technical discussion paper designed as a follow on to An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis using one-dimensional spatial models (Unidimensional KTAB). It extends the original framework of KTAB to explain the…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
December 24, 2015