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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  MITIGATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS: THE IMPACTS ON A DEVELOPED COUNTRY HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON AGRICULTURE
Autores:  Saunders, Caroline M.
Wreford, Anita
Data:  2003-07-08
Ano:  2003
Palavras-chave:  Agricultural production system
Greenhouse gas emissions
Partial equilibrium trade model
Environmental Economics and Policy
Resumo:  This paper focuses on the impact of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHG) on agricultural trade. In particular, the paper assesses the impact on New Zealand (NZ), which is highly reliant on agricultural trade, with a high percentage of its total GHG emissions are originating in the agricultural sector. The paper also analyses the impact of mitigation strategies in the European Union (EU), which has a low proportion of GHG coming from agriculture, a highly protected agriculture sector, and is a major market and competitor for NZ. Results from a partial equilibrium trade model, the LTEM, show clearly that while these mitigation strategies achieve the goal of GHG reduction, producer returns are also negatively affected. The value of these changes in emissions are then calculated, based on US$15/tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2), and producer returns adjusted for this. Although this value of CO2 goes some way towards offsetting the reduction in producer returns, it would need to be considerably greater in order to provide any significant compensation.
Tipo:  Conference Paper or Presentation
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  10902

http://purl.umn.edu/25912
Editor:  AgEcon Search
Relação:  International Association of Agricultural Economists>2003 Annual Meeting, August 16-22, 2003, Durban, South Africa
Contributed Paper
Formato:  15

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