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This list relates to the year Semester 2, 2017 which ended on 20/10/2017
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  1. Week 1 - The Science and Climate Scepticism 6 items
    1. Prescribed reading:

    2. Suggested reading:

  2. Week 2 - Cost-Benefit Approach to Climate Change 8 items
    1. Video: 'Quiggin-McGettigan excel model'

    2. Prescribed reading:

    3. Suggested reading:

    4. Environmental & Natural Resource Economics - Thomas H. Tietenberg, Lynne Lewis 2015

      Book  Please read chapters 2 & 3

    5. The economics of climate change: The Stern review - Nicholas Stern, Great Britain. HM Treasury 2007

      Book 

    6. Social Cost of Carbon - United States Environmental Protection Agency

      Article  Current SCC estimates from the EPA

  3. Week 3 - The Costs of Climate Change 20 items
    1. Prescribed reading:

    2. The economics of climate change: The Stern review - Nicholas Stern, Great Britain. HM Treasury 2007

      Book  Read: Chapter 6

    3. A third wave in the economics of climate change - J. Doyne Farmer, Cameron Hepburn, Penny Mealy, Alexander Teytelboym 2015

      Article 

    4. Suggested reading:

    5. Discussions of popular IAMs:

    6. Recent calculations from the DICE model:

    7. A question of balance: weighing the options on global warming policies - William D. Nordhaus 2008

      Book  The dice model and extracts of the book are available at http://www.econ.yale.edu/~nordhaus/homepage/index.html

    8. Recent calculations from the PAGE model:

    9. Recent calculatioins from the FUND model (and other models):

    10. Distributional aspects of climate change impacts - Richard S.J. Tol, Thomas E. Downing, Onno J. Kuik, Joel B. Smith 2004

      Article 

    11. CGE Models of Impacts of Climate Change:

    12. Climate Change and Economic Growth: Impacts and Interactions - Roberto Roson, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe 2010

      Article  [Accessed 21/7/2017]

    13. Valuation of extreme impacts see  a series of papers in the AER 2016 Conference Proceedings, e.g.:

  4. Week 4 - Equity, Risk and Uncertainty 9 items
    1. Prescribed reading:

    2. Priority for the Worse Off and the Social Cost of Carbon - Matthew Adler, David Anthoff, Valentina Bosetti, Greg Garner 2016

      Article 

    3. Suggested reading:

    4. A Lower Bound to the Social Cost of CO2 Emissions. - J. C. J. M. van den Bergh, W. J. W. Botzen 2014-3-26

      Article 

  5. Week 5 - Targets and Stabilisation 6 items
    1. VIDEO: Stabilisation Pathways with C-Learn (link on Moodle website)

    2. Prescribed reading:

    3. The economics of climate change: The Stern review - Nicholas Stern, Great Britain. HM Treasury 2007

      Book  Read: Chapter 8.

    4. Renewable energy sources and climate change mitigation: Special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramon Pichs Madruga, Youba Sokona, United Nations Environment Programme 2012

      Book 

    5. Suggested reading:

  6. Week 6 - Economics of Mitigation: Theory & Policy Instruments 8 items
    1. Prescribed reading:

    2. Prices vs. quantities - Martin L. Weitzman 1974

      Article 

    3. Suggested reading:

    4. The design of a carbon tax - Gelbert E. Metcalf, David Weisbach 2009

      Article 

  7. Week 7 - Economics of Mitigation: Australian Policy Framework 10 items
    1. Guest Lecture: Tim Capon (CSIRO)

    2. Prescribed reading:

    3. Suggested reading:

    4. Emissions Reduction Fund - White paper - Australian Government 2014

      Webpage  [Accessed 19/7/2017]

    5. Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Governments Direct Action Plan - The Climate Institute December 2013

      Webpage  Read: "Coalition climate policy and the national climate interest" (downloadable from this page)

    6. About the Renewable Energy Target - Clean Energy Regulator April 2012

      Document 

  8. Week 8 - International Agreements: Theory and Practice 7 items
    1. Prescribed reading:

    2. Suggested reading:

    3. Regional Versus Global Cooperation for Climate Control - Geir B. Asheim, Camilla Bretteville Froyn, Jon Hovi, Fredric C. Menz 2006-1

      Article 

    4. On the Self-Interested Use of Equity in International Climate Negotiations - Andreas Lange, Andreas Löschel, Carsten Vogt, Andreas Ziegler 2010-4

      Article 

  9. Week 9 - Technology: CCS 4 items
    1. Guest Lecture: Brad Page (Global CCS Institute)
      globalccsinstitute.com

    2. Suggested reading:

  10. Week 10 - Adaptation to Climate Change 7 items
    1. Prescribed reading:

    2. Designing index-based livestock insurance for managing asset risk in northern Kenya - Sommarat Chantarat, Andrew G. Mude, Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter 2013

      Article 

    3. Suggested reading:

    4. Economic analysis for ecosystem-based management: Applications to marine and coastal environments - Daniel S. Holland, James Sanchirico, Robert Johnston, Deepak Jogleka 2010

      Book  Please read chapters 2 & 4

  11. Week 11 - NGOs and Climate Policy 1 item
    1. Guest Lecture: Jack Bertolus (Market Forces) 

      marketforces.org.au

  12. Week 12 - Revision 1 item
    1. No readings

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