By P. R. Sammonds, J M T Thompson, J. M. T. Thompson

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Meanwhile, Mr Meyer continues using public transport to get around and opts for annual holidays in Aberdeenshire. The return ticket to Aberdeen costs £94 and the round trip produces 27 kg of GHG. (k) The final bill The final bill, both in terms of their lifetimes’ GHG emissions and its associated costs is, as you’ve no doubt guessed, vastly greater for Mr Black than for Mr Meyer (Table 2). Through relatively modest changes in lifestyle, Mr Meyer succeeded in cutting his total GHG emissions by 70% and saved himself around £80 000 compared to Mr Black.

The financial costs of implementing the Kyoto protocol may also be significantly reduced by the use of a ‘multi-gas control’ strategy [Reilly et al. (1999)]. John Reilly and his group at MIT showed the potential savings possible using such a multi-gas approach, the reduction cost per tonne of May 17, 2007 23:23 WSPC/SPI-B424 From Earthquakes to Global Warming 6 ch01 D. S. Reay carbon equivalent being markedly lower when a range of GHGs are targeted, rather than just CO2 . Greater flexibility in the timetable of GHG cuts under Kyoto may lower overall abatement costs [Toman (1999)].

The social and environmental costs of GHG emissions are not included in company balance sheets, but must be included in national balances”. Even in the high-emitting US, such inclusion of externalities in economic analyses indicate that the net costs of Kyoto for the nation’s economy are likely to be insignificant (less than 1% GDP) [Barker and Ekins (2004)]. The question of costs incurred as a direct result of human-made greenhouse gas emissions has sparked an intense debate in recent months.

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