How Can Low‐Income Countries Gain from a Framework Agreement on Climate Change? An Analysis with Integrated Assessment Modelling

14 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2014

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Nicola Cantore

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Dirk Willem te Velde

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Leo Peskett

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Date Written: May 2014

Abstract

By using the integrated assessment model RICE this article carries out a scenario analysis with different assumptions about international negotiations on climate change, in particular hypothesising about reduction in targets for greenhouse gas emissions, technology transfers and financial transfer programmes. It finds that, in terms of growth, developing countries and in particular sub‐Saharan Africa will benefit from agreements that reduce the level of pollution and promote technological diffusion. Moreover, when developed countries are subject to emissions limits and poor regions have no such commitments, financial transfers from rich to developing countries for adaptation and mitigation enhance pro‐poor growth and help the effectiveness of poor countries in reducing emissions.

Keywords: Climate finance, integrated assessment models, development

Suggested Citation

Cantore, Nicola and te Velde, Dirk W. and Peskett, Leo, How Can Low‐Income Countries Gain from a Framework Agreement on Climate Change? An Analysis with Integrated Assessment Modelling (May 2014). Development Policy Review, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 313-326, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2422126 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12057

Nicola Cantore (Contact Author)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ( email )

111 Westminister Bridge Rd.
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Dirk W. Te Velde

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ( email )

111 Westminister Bridge Rd.
London, SE17JD
United Kingdom

Leo Peskett

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ( email )

111 Westminister Bridge Rd.
London, SE17JD
United Kingdom

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