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July 2011

12.07.2011 – ZEW (ggr/ada/alo)

Economic Experiment on Climate Protection – Inequality Between Countries Undermines Collective Willingness for Climate Protection

Disastrous climate damage, like a disruption of the Gulf Stream or the melting of the polar ice caps, is to be avoided. The international community of states agrees on this goal. It remains to be seen if and how this goal can be reached. The inequality between countries regarding their historic greenhouse gas emissions and their economic performance reduces their willingness to cooperate. These are the findings of an economic experiment with 240 participants which was conducted as part of a study by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)in Mannheim in cooperation with Heidelberg University, the London School of Economics and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. A comprehensive article on the study’s findings can be found in the latest issue of the renowned periodical "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences". read more


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