Paying for Pollution
September 19, 2019
Purdue Climate Change Research Center and Purdue Center for the Environment
Climate change is threatening our world, that much is becoming more and more apparent every year. And often it seems like little is happening on a policy level to address this impending crisis. But, in 2008, a group of states in the Northeast managed what seemed nearly impossible. They put in place a robust, multi-state system to put a price on carbon. Professor Leigh Raymond explains how they were able to overcome obstacles that have doomed so much other climate policy, how exactly this system works, and what lessons can be learned for other climate proposals.
For more on this topic
Check out Raymond’s SSN brief, Building Political Support for Carbon Pricing
Read his book, Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons