29 Nov '15, 2pm

NY Times breaks the news: 32 climate experts call for #COP21 Paris negotiators to tax carbon https://t.co/ppOHuKnWOt h…

A Call to Paris Climate Negotiators: Tax Carbon Taxing carbon pollution will spur everyone ― businesses, consumers and policymakers ― to reduce climate-damaging emissions, invest in efficient energy systems and develop low-carbon energy sources. This single policy change — explicitly using prices within existing markets to shift investment and behavior across all sectors — offers greater potential to combat global warming than any other policy, with minimal regulatory and enforcement costs. We urge negotiators at the upcoming U.N. Climate Conference in Paris to pursue widespread implementation of national taxes on climate-damaging emissions. We endorse these four principles for taxing carbon to fight climate change without undermining economic prosperity: 1.Carbon emissions should be taxed across fossil fuels in proportion to carbon content, with the tax imposed “upstream”...

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