The purpose of this project is to analyse emerging climate policies in Australian and around the world with a view to understanding the trade implications of these policies — particularly for the agricultural sector. By changing relative costs of production and relative prices, it is expected that climate policies could exert a significant influence on trade patterns, offering both opportunities and threats to Australian producers. The purpose of this project is to use quantitative analysis (supplemented with qualitative assessments as appropriate) to analyse the trade implications of climate policy. The resulting information will be useful for stakeholders and rural policy makers in both developing new policies and in planning for the implications of existing policies.
National Rural Issues
Centre for International Economics
The objectives of the proposed R&D are to: +collate and summarise emerging climate policies in Australia and in key trade partner and competitor countries (these will be defined from the perspective of agricultural trade); +understand the implications of these policies for relative prices and costs, both within and between different economies; +analyse, using an appropriate quantitative framework the implications of these relative price and cost changes for trade in key agricultural products; +combine the quantitative assessment with an appropriate qualitative assessment; and +draw policy and strategic implications from the perspective of the rural sector.
Project Start Date
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Project Completion Date
Friday, September 28, 2012
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Soil, water and managing natural resources
NRI-National Rural Issues