Economic consequences of 'Schoon en Zuinig' in 2020
Meerkosten doelstelling broeikasgassen 'Schoon en Zuinig' kunnen oplopen tot 0,25% BBP
This report addresses two extreme cases of global mitigation strategies: GRAND COALITION and IMPASSE. The costs of ’20 20 in 2020’ appear quite similar in both scenarios and amount to 0.6 till 0.7% of 2020 national income. Yet, climate policy is much more effective in GRAND COALITION. The larger share of S&Z for renewable energy use implies a higher cost of 0.2% in terms of 2020 national income. The additional costs of extra emissions reductions of S&Z in IMPASSE may remain modest if extra credits are bought via the Clean Development Mechanism; the policy proposals by the European Commission allow for this. As the Netherlands would try to realise more of the extra reductions domestically rather than abroad, the additional costs would rise quickly. They may then arrive in 2020 at 0.25% of Dutch national income.
This publication is in Dutch.