Linking Energy and Climate Change

Outreach, pp. 4, 28 November 2012

16 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2012

See all articles by Rafael Leal-Arcas

Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Date Written: November 28, 2012


Starting from the premise that climate change mitigation is a global public good, there is a nexus between energy and climate change, which encompasses a range of issues such as clean energy subsidies, carbon taxes, and border adjustment for carbon emissions. In the absence of a global climate agreement, this last point of border carbon adjustment may be a way forward in tackling climate change post COP-18 in Doha. As climate change is one of the most important public policy issues facing countries around the world, countries are adopting various policies in order to address these concerns. Of these, limiting anthropogenic (man-made) greenhouse gas emissions is a significant mitigation measure.

Keywords: climate change mitigation, energy, fossil fuels, renewable energy

JEL Classification: Q2, Q3, Q4

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, Linking Energy and Climate Change (November 28, 2012). Outreach, pp. 4, 28 November 2012, Available at SSRN:

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law ( email )

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