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353. Virtual issues of AJARE on climate change

The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AJARE) has introduced a new system of “virtual” issues, pulling together articles on a particular theme from recent issues. 

I’ve agreed to curate these virtual issues, and the first two are now available online. One nice thing is that they are freely accessible to all, not just subscribers, at least until 15 December 2021.

The first curated issue is on “Climate Change and Agriculture“. Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change, but also a sector with high greenhouse gas emissions. This curated issue brings together papers on various economic aspects of climate change and agriculture. It encompasses research on the economic impacts of climate change in agriculture, the potential for adaptation to climate change, the costs to farmers of complying with climate change policies, and the effects of policy programs on farmers’ adoption of new practices.

The other issue is about “Climate Change Policy“. Climate change has prompted a multitude of policy responses, many of which are based on economic incentives. This issue includes papers on the evaluation of renewable energy policies, the vulnerability of regional communities to the impacts of climate change, the determination of an appropriate mix of climate policies over time, and the importance of extremely unlikely events when considering options for climate policy.

I hope you enjoy both issues. The timing is perfect, with COP26 starting soon.

Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics