15.10.2008 - Climate policy uncertainty: Shall we hedge against it?
From Resource Investor: The future of climate change policy is very uncertain due to economic, environmental, and political complexities. This article quantifies the economic cost of delaying action to reduce carbon emissions and argues that the best strategy is to hedge our bets by adopting a mild emissions reduction policy now rather than naïvely waiting for the uncertainties to be resolved. Despite growing concerns about climate change, there is little consensus about the scale and timing of actions needed to respond to it. International negotiations on an effective climate policy have been stalling for almost a decade now, and those currently underway might fail to reach a comprehensive agreement in the near future. ..... Full Article: Source