Modelling the Trade Implications of Climate Mitigation Policy

Modelling the Trade Implications of Climate Mitigation Policy_International carbon pricing and trade flowsJuly 2013 report

Climate mitigation policy, both in Australia and overseas, is one of the more complex policy areas to evolve in recent years. The introduction of a ‘carbon price’ within the Australian economy has led to
debate, especially regarding costs, benefits and indirect effects.

This research addresses one aspect of this issue: the potential economic implications of mitigation policies for agricultural trade. This is important given the complexity of the economic interactions involved. Also, the modelling framework applied in this research provides a useful tool for understanding the potential trade implications of climate mitigation policies applied domestically, as well as by trading partners.

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