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Fossil fuel supply and climate policy: exploring the road less taken

This paper gives an overview of practical, political and ethical issues in addressing fossil fuel supply as part of climate mitigation policy.

Michael Lazarus, Harro van Asselt / Published on 2 August 2018

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Lazarus, M. and van Asselt, H. (2018). Fossil fuel supply and climate policy: exploring the road less taken. Climatic Change, Special issue: Fossil fuel supply and climate policy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2266-3

As the world struggles to meet the Paris climate mitigation commitments, attention is increasingly turning to the political and economic interests and institutions that underpin fossil fuel production, and their role in perpetuating and even increasing fossil fuel use.

Coal being transported from the mine

Coal being transported from the mine.  Photo: Satephoto / Getty Images

 

Policymakers, investors, researchers, and civil society actors have begun to look in earnest at the supply side of the fossil fuel economy—and the potential for supply-side measures to complement demand-side climate policies.

This article examples some of the practical, political and ethical issues involved.

This is the introductory article in a special issue of Climatic Change on ‘Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy’, edited by the authors.

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SEI authors

Michael Lazarus
Michael Lazarus

Center Director

SEI US

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Harro van Asselt

SEI Affiliated Researcher

SEI US

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Topics and subtopics
Climate : Climate policy, Fossil fuels
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