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Francesco Caselli, Alexander Ludwig, Rick van der Ploeg 08 October 2021

The target for global warming agreed on in the 2015 Paris Agreement implies that effective policies must be implemented to reduce emissions for the whole planet as soon as possible and reach net zero in the second half of the 21st century. This eBook, with contributions from economists working in more than 18 countries, provides timely and concise recommendations on achievable and efficient climate change policies that can be fast-tracked into implementation.
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Introduction
Francesco Caselli, Alexander Ludwig, and Rick van der Ploeg
No brainers in Argentina’s climate policy
Elisa Belfiori
Low-hanging fruit in the Amazon: Feasible and cost-effective paths for Brazilian climate policy
Clarissa Gandour and Juliano Assunção
Reforming energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa: Easy pickings for climate policy or a political bombshell?
Rabah Arezki, Rachel Yuting Fan and Ha Nguyen
No brainers in India
Shoibal Chakravarty and E. Somanathan
Climate policy towards carbon neutrality in China
ZhongXiang Zhang
From quick wins to big wins: Policies for structural transformation and low‑carbon growth in China
Martin Raiser and Sebastian Eckardt
Opportunities for fast and cost-effective decarbonisation in Russia
George Safonov, Alexandra Dorina, Julia Safonova, Anastasia Semakina and Anton Sizonov
Low-hanging fruit in Australia’s climate policy
Frank Jotzo and Warwick J. McKibbin
Climate policy opportunities for the United States
Lint Barrage
Improving Canada’s approach to mitigating carbon emissions
Carolyn Fischer and Dave Sawyer
Strategic decarbonisation options for the UK
Sam Fankhauser and Simon Dietz
The French case
Christian Gollier
Enhancing climate mitigation policy in Germany
Simon Black, Ruo Chen, Aiko Mineshima, and Ian Parry
Climate protection in Germany: Good, but not yet good enough
Claudia Kemfert
Danish climate policy: Past achievements and future challenges
Peter Birch Sørensen
Norway: A large importer of electric cars and a large exporter of oil
Michael Hoel
Sweden: Finance negative emissions and remove the transport sector target
John Hassler
Low-hanging fruit in climate policy: The case of Poland
Karolina Safarzynska
Climate policy in the broader sustainability context: Joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal
Phoebe Koundouri, Jeffrey Sachs, Theodoros Zachariadis, Stathis Devves, Angelos Plataniotis, Carlo Papa, Mirko Armiento, Gianluca Crisci, Filippo Tessari, Laura Cozzi, Daniel Wetzel, Mariana Mazzucato and Martha McPherson
The critical role of feebates in climate mitigation strategies
Ian Parry
Making carbon taxation a global win-win
Laurence Kotlikoff, Felix Kubler, Andrey Polbin and Simon Scheidegger
Why do we need a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism? Towards the development of a Climate Club
Luis Garicano and María Fayos
Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
Professor of Economics and Chair of Public Finance and Macroeconomic Dynamics, Goethe University Frankfurt and Research Fellow, CEPR
Professor of Economics and Research Director of OxCarre, University of Oxford

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