Environment and Development in Arab Countries: Economic Impacts of Climate Change Policies in the GCC Region .

 

 

 

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Environment and Development in Arab Countries: Economic Impacts of Climate Change Policies in the GCC Region

 

 

العنوان: Environment and Development in Arab Countries: Economic Impacts of Climate Change Policies in the GCC Region

WPS0306 :ISSN

الناشر : Arab Planning Institute - Kuwait

المؤلف (المؤلفين): Mustafa Babiker 

التاريخ: 2003

المحتويات :

The high rate of dependence of the GCC economies on the oil wealth makes them vulnerable to international oil-price shocks. One of the important threats to the oil markets in the next two decades is seen by many observers to lie behind the international efforts to curb human sources of greenhouse gas emissions. If serious measures to reduce emissions from such sources are implemented they would have significant impacts on oil exporters through their adverse effects on oil prices and these economies terms of trade. Thus some sort of international as well as domestic responses to ameliorate such adverse effects are necessary to help these affected economies to cope with the climate change policy regime. This paper discusses the scale of these adverse effects for the GCC economies and the possible provisions under the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol that may be invoked to mitigate these effects.