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Global Trade for Local Benefit: Financing Energy for All in Costa Rica

René Castro and Sarah Cordero

in Providing Global Public Goods

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157406
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157400.003.0021
 Global Trade for Local Benefit: Financing Energy for All in Costa Rica

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While access to energy is one of the most prominent global public goods, undisciplined pursuit of energy resources can produce serious public bads in respect of environmental impact. The case of Costa Rica illustrates both the dependency and the vulnerability involved, and provides a clear example of the benefits of ‘emissions trading’, if an international regulatory agreement to be achieved.

Keywords: Costa Rica; emissions trading; energy conservation; energy policy; global public goods

Chapter.  6076 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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