Webinars and Videos on Carbon Pricing
There are many opinions of what is the best way to put a price on carbon. PriceonCarbon.org and the League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring a series of webinars highlighting differing opinions on carbon pricing. Qualified individuals with a variety of viewpoints speak, followed by questions from you. The webinars are free. If you wish to be notified of the next webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, location and affiliation.
Presentation on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade system in nine northeastern U.S. states on power generation. Expected in early Autumn 2018.
May 9, 2018 – California Cap and Trade – An Introduction
California has ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: to reach 40% below 1990 emissions by 2030, and 80% below 1990 emission levels by 2050.A price on carbon via cap-and-trade is expected to make the largest contribution to those reductions. John Gioia, Member of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) the organization responsible for administration of California cap and trade, and by Dr. Emily Wimberger, Chief Economist for (CARB) presented an introduction the the cap-and-trade system and how it fits in to the overall climate effort. See a summary and recording of the webinar and slides here.
August 28, 2017 – Time for All Hands on Deck
“The power of the price system to change behavior is incredibly effective, so when we impose a significant price on carbon emissions they will decline dramatically.” Bob Litterman, a recognized expert on risk management, expressed strong confidence in the power of pricing carbon to reduce carbon emissions – but we need to get price incentives now. See a summary and recording of Dr. Litterman’s webinar and slides here.
May 23, 2017 – Revenue Use: Why It Counts
“We are not taking climate seriously until we price carbon”, said Dr. Adele Morris, economist at the Brookings Institution. She then showed how we can price carbon while growing the economy and still protect lower-income or hard-hit communities from negative consequences. See a summary and recording of Dr. Morris’ webinar and slides here.
February 21, 2017 – Oreskes Nails it
“We shouldn’t get too worked up about the details,” Dr. Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University stressed, adding that getting carbon pricing in place, in whatever form is most politically feasible, is a step in the right direction. See a summary and recording of the Dr. Oreskes’ webinar and slides here.
A great way to engage people is showing a short video. Here are some to get started with:
- Put a Price on It (Years of Living Dangerously by National Geographic)
- Carbon Tax Mash-up (Bloomberg News)
- Pricing Carbon: It’s About Our Economy & Our Future (World Bank)
- Climate Countdown: Carbon Pricing (Connect4Climate and partners. #Film4Climate “Price on Carbon Pollution” award winner)