Which carbon pricing approaches deliver deep, sustained cuts in emissions?
A webinar sponsored by Global Ocean Health, Washington Business for Climate Action, and Climate Solutions: November 16th, 2015.
By Brad Warren, Julia Sanders (GOH) and Lisa McCrummen (WBCA)
Dozens of policies to cut carbon pollution are in force over the world, and it’s now possible to see clearly how well they work. Some policies deliver deep, rapid, and sustained reductions while also boosting economic growth. Some don’t. They are not equal.
Voters in Washington state will have a chance to enact strong carbon emissions policy in 2016, but only if they choose wisely from the toolkit. Similar initiatives are likely across the world, both nationally and subnationally. Anyone that cares about achieving significant carbon emissions reductions needs to understand the tools that make up good policy. Here’s your chance to develop your knowledge. In Washington, two competing initiatives are proposed. The differences matter. The future of fisheries, farm crops, water supplies, forests and communities depend on choosing tools that work.
This webinar archive features a performance analysis on carbon policies around the world, prepared by Global Ocean Health, and a detailed report on one of the most effective systems, the nine-state RGGI system on the US east Coast, from the Acadia Center.
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