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Assessment Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Technology-led Mitigation Assessment, Galiana Green

The Assessment Paper on Technology-led Mitigation by Isabel Galiana and Christopher Green is an update of one of the key research papers from the Copenhagen Consensus on Climate in 2009 ( Fix The...

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Assessment Paper

Fix The Climate: Researching Green Energy Assessment, Green Galiana

The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for download here, the finalized paper has been published in Smart Solutions to Climate Change by Cambridge University Press. This research...

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Policy Advice

Fix The Climate: Advice for Policymakers

In 2009, the Copenhagen Consensus Center commissioned new research on the economics and feasibility of different responses to global warming, and then used Nobel Laureate economists to evaluate that...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 11th Session OWG Goals

Some of the world’s top economists have assessed the targets from the 11th session Open Working Group document into one of five categories, based on economic evidence: Phenomenal, Good, Fair, Poor and Uncertain.

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 12th Session OWG Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus has updated our benefit-cost assessment of UN Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals for the 12th session of the Open Working Group. The Copenhagen Consensus will present...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of Final OWG Targets

This report assesses the targets in the OWG’s Final Outcome Document from 19 July 2014. This builds upon the information presented in similar documents which the Copenhagen Consensus Center released...

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Assessment Paper

Post-2015 Consensus: Energy Assessment, Galiana Sopinka

The global energy system is undergoing a rapid and significant transformation from both demand and supply perspectives. The former is due in large part to emerging economies’ growth and rapid urbanization, both of which are extremely energy intensive. The latter is due primarily to the ‘shale gas revolution’, the events at Fukushima and the push for renewables.

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Assessment Paper

Post-2015 Consensus: Climate Change Assessment, Galiana

It has been argued that climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity and yet is not explicitly targeted in the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This sub-prioritization recognizes an implicit conflict between development, with the energy use (and emissions) it entails, and climate policy. Climate change mitigation in emerging and developing countries could be harmful from a development perspective if it slows economic growth by demanding the use of more costly, low-carbon energy sources.

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