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dc.contributor.authorSolbakken, Simen Sørbøe
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-29T22:27:52Z
dc.date.available2016-08-29T22:27:52Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationSolbakken, Simen Sørbøe. The Dynamics of a Green Transition. An Agent-Based Analysis.. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/51782
dc.description.abstractThe climate is changing, but the world’s states have not (yet) managed to reach an effective agreement on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. What is needed is a green transition from the ‘logic of consequences’, the standard model of rational economic actors, to the ‘logic of appropriateness’. In this thesis, I identify the conditions under which an international transition towards the logic of appropriateness might occur in the field of climate change. To address this question, I develop an agent-based model that enables the dynamics of a green transition to be simulated computationally. My findings suggest that the possibility of distinguishing emitters from non-emitters increases the probability of a green transition, and that explicit pressure on those that do not punish others’ climate-harming behaviour is even more important. The simulation results also offer some insights concerning which individuals and states should be encouraged to compare themselves when assessing the appropriateness of their climate-harming behaviour. Finally, I consider the presence and absence of these mechanisms in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and offer some recommendations on how the most important mechanisms not embedded in the agreement could be implemented.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectnorms
dc.subjectsimulation
dc.subjectgame theory
dc.subjectclimate
dc.subjectagent-based modeling
dc.titleThe Dynamics of a Green Transition. An Agent-Based Analysis.eng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2016-08-29T22:27:52Z
dc.creator.authorSolbakken, Simen Sørbøe
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-55207
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/51782/1/solbakken_2016_green_transition.pdf


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