|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|91238||159773||2016||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We examine a forest carbon policy that is based on rental payments.
• We show equivalence conditions for rent and tax-subsidy carbon compensation schemes.
• We suggest a way to integrate carbon rent policy into an emission trading system.
• We assess the cost of a fully compensatory policy relative to permit auction revenues.
• We examine the role of forest carbon baselines in policy implementation.
Forest economics literature commonly uses two alternative ways to apply carbon payments to forest owners: a carbon rental policy and a policy where carbon compensations are based on subsidies and taxes. Conditions under which these two policy schemes lead to similar market outcomes are identified: We show that perfect capital markets and rational expectations over carbon prices are required for the equivalency of the two policy schemes. However, the basic principles with which the two policies would need to be implemented suggest that the carbon rent policy could be more easily put into practice. Furthermore, we suggest a way how to integrate the forest carbon policies into an emission trading scheme. We show that a fully compensatory carbon rent policy in the EU would require 10–50% of the emission trading revenues depending of the interest rate and expected carbon price inflation. If implemented at the global level, the policy would need even significantly higher shares of hypothesized global emission permit revenues. The policies can utilize baseline trajectories of forest carbon that reduce the costs at desired level, but distort forest owners' valuation of the carbon flows.
Journal: Forest Policy and Economics - Volume 69, August 2016, Pages 31–39