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Do we need a zero pure time preference or the risk of climate catastrophes to justify a 2C global warming target ? (English)

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This paper confronts the wide political support for the 2C objective of global increase in temperature, reaffirmed in Copenhagen, with the consistent set of hypotheses on which it relies. It explains why neither an almost zero pure time preference nor...  See More +

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  • Dumas, P.; Hourcade, J. C.; Fabert, B. Perrissin;
  • 2010/07/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper;
  • WPS5392
  • 1
  • 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2010/07/30
  • Disclosed
  • Do we need a zero pure time preference or the risk of climate catastrophes to justify a 2C global warming target ?
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