Cutting with both arms of the scissors: the economic and political case for restrictive supply-side climate policies

  title={Cutting with both arms of the scissors: the economic and political case for restrictive supply-side climate policies},
  author={Fergus Green and Richard Denniss},
  journal={Climatic Change},
Proponents of climate change mitigation face difficult choices about which types of policy instrument(s) to pursue. The literature on the comparative evaluation of climate policy instruments has focused overwhelmingly on economic analyses of instruments aimed at restricting demand for greenhouse gas emissions (especially carbon taxes and cap-and-trade schemes) and, to some extent, on instruments that support the supply of or demand for substitutes for emissions-intensive goods, such as… 
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