Pricing Carbon Emissions To Tackle Climate Change Beats Regulations


As world leaders convene at the Glasgow Climate Summit, the over-riding issue is what can be done to tackle climate change now that the United States has rejoined the Paris Accord. Negotiators are aiming to reach a deal for the world to become carbon neutral by 2050.  

My answer is the solution is well known: The U.S, should make a carbon tax an integral part of its climate strategy along with incentives to develop alternatives to fossil fuels.

Soon after, three prominent Republicans – James Baker, George Shultz and Henry Paulson – put forth an alternative solution to tax carbon emissions as a “conservative climate solution” based on free-market principles.  The advantages of this approach are it establishes a price for carbon emissions and generates revenues that can be rebated as dividends for the most vulnerable communities.

Be part of the solution

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Climate Leadership Council. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact