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Pittel, Karen; Rübbelke, Dirk T. G. (2005): Internationale Klimaschutzverhandlungen und sekundäre Nutzen der Klimapolitik. In: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Vol. 6, No. 3: pp. 369-383
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Analyzing the rationale for climate policy, one utility category is often neglected: secondary benefits. This is surprising because the consideration of secondary benefits would increase the attractiveness of climate policies from a national point of view. It would however also affect the behavior of states in international negotiations on climate protection. On the basis of a chicken game, it is argued in this article that secondary benefits support national incentives to behave cooperatively. International cooperation in climate policies thus becomes more probable.