Teaching Module: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Carbon Emissions Abatement

A classroom/laboratory activity or teaching module to perform cost-benefit analysis for carbon emissions abatement, considered to be an action that will mitigate climate change.

Students will learn about cost-benefit analysis, and will determine the costs and benefits of abating carbon emissions. They will also learn about the development of efficient emissions targets.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Explain the concept of the social cost of carbon.
  2. How is the Marginal Abatement Cost for carbon emissions abatement calculated?

About the Tool

Tool Name Abating Carbon Emissions
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Cost Benefit Analysis; Carbon Abatement
Climate Topic Energy, Economics, and Climate Change
Type of Tool Classroom/Laboratory Activity, Teaching Module
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Developed by Gautam Sethi (Bard College), Curt Gervich (SUNY Plattsburgh), and Robyn Smyth (Bard College)
Hosted at InTeGrate at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Link https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/carbon_emissions/unit5.html
Access Online/Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate