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The cost structure of the clean development mechanism (English)

This paper examines the cost of producing emission reduction credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. Using project-specific data, cost functions are estimated using alternative functional forms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6262 NOV 01, 2012

Rahman, Shaikh M.; Larson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel

Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Greenhouse gas emissions are largely determined by how energy is created and used, and policies designed to encourage mitigation efforts reflect this reality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6080 JUN 01, 2012

Larson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel; Blankespoor, Brian

Economy-wide implications of direct and indirect policy interventions in the water sector: lessons from recent work and future research needs (English)

Water is increasingly becoming a limiting factor for sustainable economic growth and development in many countries. Its allocation has significant impacts on overall economic efficiency, particularly with growing physical scarcity in certain regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6068 MAY 01, 2012

Dinar, Ariel

Assessing economic and political impacts of Hydrological variability on treaties : case studies on the Zambezi and Mekong basins (English)

International river basins will likely face higher hydrologic variability due to climate change. Increased floods and droughts would have economic and political consequences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5996 MAR 01, 2012

Blankespoor, Brian; Basist, Alan; Dinar, Ariel; Dinar, Shlomi

Agriculture and the clean development mechanism (English)

Many experts believe that low-cost mitigation opportunities in agriculture are abundant and comparable in scale to those found in the energy sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5621 APR 01, 2011

Larson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel; Frisbie, J. Aapris

The impact of water supply variability on treaty cooperation between international bilateral river basin riparian states (English)

This paper assesses the impact of water supply variability on treaty cooperation between international bilateral river basin riparian states. Climate change is anticipated to change the variability of water supply, as well as its expected magnitude. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5307 MAY 01, 2010

Dinar, Ariel; Blankespoor, Brian; Dinar, Shlomi; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep

Will the clean development mechanism mobilize anticipated levels of mitigation ? (English)

Under the Kyoto Protocol, developed countries can only tap mitigation opportunities in developing countries by investing in projects under the Clean Development Mechanism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5239 MAR 01, 2010

Rahman, Shaikh M.; Dinar, Ariel; Larson, Donald F.

Factors affecting levels of international cooperation in carbon abatement projects (English)

The Clean Development Mechanism, a provision of The Kyoto Protocol, allows countries that have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to gain credit toward their treaty obligations by investing in projects located in developing (host) countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4786 NOV 01, 2008

Dinar, Ariel; Mahfuzur, Shaikh; Larson, Donald; Ambrosi, Philippe

How Chinaapos;s farmers adapt to climate change (English)

This paper uses a cross sectional method to analyze irrigation choice and crop choice across 8,405 farmers in 28 provinces in China. The findings show that Chinese farmers are more likely to irrigate when facing lower temperatures and less precipitation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4758 OCT 01, 2008

Wang, Jinxia; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Huang, Jikun

Carbon markets, institutions, policies, and research (English)

The scale of investment needed to slow greenhouse gas emissions is larger than governments can manage through transfers. Therefore, climate change policies rely heavily on markets and private capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4761 OCT 01, 2008

Larson, Donald F.; Ambrosi, Philippe; Dinar, Ariel; Rahman, Shaikh Mahfuzur; Entler, Rebecca

A ricardian analysis of the distribution of climate change impacts on agriculture across agro-ecological zones in Africa (English)

This paper examines the distribution of climate change impacts across the 16 agro-ecological zones in Africa using data from the Food and Agriculture Organization combined with economic survey data from a Global Environment Facility/World Bank project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4599 APR 01, 2008

Seo, S. Niggol; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Hassan, Rashid; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep

Differential adaptation strategies to climate change in African cropland by agro-ecological zones (English)

This paper quantifies how African farmers have adapted their crop and irrigation decisions to their farmapos;s current agro-ecological zone. The results indicate that farmers carefully consider the climate and other conditions of their farm when making these choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4600 APR 01, 2008

Seo, Niggol; Mendelsohn, Robert; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep; Dinar, Ariel; Hassan, Rashid

Differential adaptation strategies by agro-ecological zones in African livestock management (English)

This paper examines how farmers have adapted their livestock operation to the current climate in each agro-ecological zone in Africa. The authors examine how climate has affected the farmerapos;s choice to raise livestock or not and the choice of animal species. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4601 APR 01, 2008

Seo, S. Niggol; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep

Long-term adaptation : selecting farm types across agro-ecological zones in Africa (English)

Using economic data from more than 8,500 household surveys across 10 African countries, this paper examines whether the choice of farm type depends on the climate and agro-ecological zone of each farm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4602 APR 01, 2008

Seo, Niggol; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep; Hassan, Rashid

Quantifying institutional impacts and development synergies in water resource programs : a methodology with application to the Kala Oya basin, Sri Lanka (English)

The success of development programs, including water resource projects, depends on two key factors: the role of underlying institutions and the impact synergies from other closely related programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4498 JAN 01, 2008

Saleth, R. Maria; Dinar, Ariel

Can China continue feeding itself ? the impact of climate change on agriculture (English)

Several studies addressing the supply and demand for food in China suggest that the nation can largely meet its needs in the coming decades. However, these studies do not consider the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4470 JAN 01, 2008

Wang, Jinxia; Mendelsohn, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Huang, Jikun; Rozelle, Scott; Zhang, Lijuan

Scarperation : an empirical inquiry into the role of scarcity in fostering cooperation between international river riparians (English)

The environment and security literature has argued that freshwater scarcity often leads to inter-state conflict, and possibly acute violence. The contention, however, ignores the long history of hydro-political cooperation exemplified by hundreds of documented agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4294 JUL 01, 2007

Dinar, Shlomi; Dinar, Ariel; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep

The role of technology and institutions in the cost recovery of irrigation and drainage projects (English)

This report offers four carefully analyzed case studies in various countries that together may offer a reasonable framework to learn from. Moreover, the case studies present important indicators and demonstrate the inherent potential that technology and institutions have to improve cost recovery implementation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38716 JAN 01, 2007

Dinar, Ariel; Dayem, Safwat Abdel; Agwe, Jonathan

Water allocation strategies for the Kat Basin in South Africa : comparing negotiation tools and game theory models (English)

Governments and developing agencies promote participatory approaches in solving common pool resource problems, such as in the water sector. Two main participatory approaches have been applied separately, namely negotiation and mediation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4083 DEC 01, 2006

Dinar, Ariel; Farolfi, Stefano; Patrone, Fioravante; Rowntree, Kate

Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues : 2. application to natural and environmental resources (English)

This paper provides a review of various applications of cooperative game theory (CGT) to issues of natural and environmental resources. With an increase in the level of competition over environmental and natural resources, the incidents of disputes have been at the center of allocation agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4073 NOV 01, 2006

Zara, Stefano; Dinar, Ariel; Patrone, Fioravante

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The cost structure of the clean development mechanism (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6262 Policy Research Working Paper
Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6080 Policy Research Working Paper
Economy-wide implications of direct and indirect policy interventions in the water sector: lessons from recent work and future research needs (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6068 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing economic and political impacts of Hydrological variability on treaties : case studies on the Zambezi and Mekong basins (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5996 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture and the clean development mechanism (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5621 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of water supply variability on treaty cooperation between international bilateral river basin riparian states (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5307 Policy Research Working Paper
Will the clean development mechanism mobilize anticipated levels of mitigation ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5239 Policy Research Working Paper
Factors affecting levels of international cooperation in carbon abatement projects (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 WPS4786 Policy Research Working Paper
How Chinaapos;s farmers adapt to climate change (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4758 Policy Research Working Paper
Carbon markets, institutions, policies, and research (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4761 Policy Research Working Paper
A ricardian analysis of the distribution of climate change impacts on agriculture across agro-ecological zones in Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2008 WPS4599 Policy Research Working Paper
Differential adaptation strategies to climate change in African cropland by agro-ecological zones (English)
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APR 01, 2008 WPS4600 Policy Research Working Paper
Differential adaptation strategies by agro-ecological zones in African livestock management (English)
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APR 01, 2008 WPS4601 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term adaptation : selecting farm types across agro-ecological zones in Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2008 WPS4602 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying institutional impacts and development synergies in water resource programs : a methodology with application to the Kala Oya basin, Sri Lanka (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 WPS4498 Policy Research Working Paper
Can China continue feeding itself ? the impact of climate change on agriculture (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4470 Policy Research Working Paper
Scarperation : an empirical inquiry into the role of scarcity in fostering cooperation between international river riparians (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 WPS4294 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of technology and institutions in the cost recovery of irrigation and drainage projects (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38716 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Water allocation strategies for the Kat Basin in South Africa : comparing negotiation tools and game theory models (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2006 WPS4083 Policy Research Working Paper
Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues : 2. application to natural and environmental resources (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2006 WPS4073 Policy Research Working Paper