Climate Change Mitigation and Policy Concern for Prioritization

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 418-425, 2010

Posted: 7 Jun 2011

See all articles by Abul Quasem Al-Amin

Abul Quasem Al-Amin

​Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: January 7, 2011

Abstract

Purpose – Climate change impacts and scientific evidence are now irresistible based on time scales, consequences and perspectives. Civil society leaders and business people are now agreed on emission reduction targets to mitigate the effects of climate change but the question remains: how to make sure that durable, lasting, and real mitigation options are taking place? The purpose of this paper is to ask, does climate change mitigation option (via carbon tax) exert a greater improvement within the tradeoff between climate change and economic values?

Design/methodology/approach – This study tries to lessen the gap between mitigation options and economic development activities using computable general equilibrium techniques focusing on alteration of carbon tax instruments.Findings – The findings indicate that much strong carbon tax policy compensates GDP compositions, places economic burden, shrinks enterprise savings and investment. Originality/value – This paper describes the most favorable policy option and may find use in formulation of climate change mitigation options and policy concerns for prioritizing needs.

Suggested Citation

Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Jaafar, Abdul Hamid and Siwar, Chamhuri, Climate Change Mitigation and Policy Concern for Prioritization (January 7, 2011). International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 418-425, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1859349

Abul Quasem Al-Amin (Contact Author)

​Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

​Institute of Energy Policy and Research (IEPRe)
JALAN IKRAM
KAJANG, 43000
Malaysia
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Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia ( email )

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Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://www.ukm.my

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

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