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A Global Survey of Scientific Consensus and Controversy on Instruments of Climate Policy
Drews, Stefan (Universidad de Málaga. Departamento de Economía Aplicada)
Savin, Ivan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
van den Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Data: 2024
Resum: There is continuing debate about which climate-policy instruments are most appropriate to reduce emissions. Undertaking a global survey among scientists who published on climate policy, we provide a systematic overview of (dis)agreements about six main types of policy instruments. The survey includes various fields across the social and natural sciences. The results show that, on average, all instruments are considered important, with direct regulation receiving the highest rating and adoption subsidies and cap-and-trade the lowest. The latter is surprising given the theoretical advantages and real-world success of the EU-ETS. Next, clustering scientific fields based on how important they consider the instruments, we determine five distinct groups, with (a) ecological economists and (b) mathematics/computer science being most dissimilar from other discipline clusters. We explain disagreement through assessing the relative importance assigned to policy criteria effectiveness, efficiency, equity and socio-political feasibility, as well as researchers' attitudes and background. Paying special attention to carbon pricing, motivated by its contested key role, we identify three respondent clusters, namely 'enthusiasts', 'undecided', and 'skeptics'. Examining various policy arguments, we find that agreeing that carbon pricing effectively limits energy/carbon rebound and has potential to be harmonized globally have the strongest association with giving importance to this policy.
Ajuts: European Commission 741087
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu CEX2019-000940-M
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Carbon pricing ; Cluster analysis ; Multidisciplinary ; Questionnaire survey ; Scientific opinion
Publicat a: Ecological economics, Vol. 218 (January 2024) , art. 108098, ISSN 0921-8009

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.108098

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