This open access book analyses and seeks to consolidate the use of robust quantitative tools and qualitative methods for the design and assessment of energy and climate policies.
In particular, the book examines energy and climate policy performance and associated risks, public acceptance and portfolio analysis in climate policy, and presents methods for evaluating the costs and benefits of flexible policy implementation, as well as new framings for business and market actors. In addition, it discusses the development of alternative policy pathways and the identification of optimal switching points, drawing on concrete examples to do so. Finally, this special edition discusses climate change mitigation policies’ implications for the agricultural, food, building, transportation, service and manufacturing sectors.
The book is freely available for download here.