CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman examines four concerns that carbon tax supporters have raised with the design of Initiative 1631 in Washington state. For each, he highlights the consensus of economists on how a carbon tax should be designed (in theory) and compares those recommendations to the details of Initiative 1631.
Writing in the New York Times, CGEP Director Jason Bordoff argues that the damage done by the Trump administration’s reversal of Mr. Obama’s climate policies is less a sharp rise in carbon emissions than it is the loss of American leadership and missed opportunity to save future generations from climate change’s severe impacts.
This Guide examines Chinese climate change policies. It starts with a review of Chinese greenhouse gas emissions. It then explores the impacts of climate change in China and explains the policy tools the Chinese government uses to address climate change and related topics.