29. January 2018 - 12:00 till 13:30
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Talk: Climate Policy Options for Greenhouse Gas Reduction | UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues | Monday, 29. January 2018

Join us at Professor Mark Jaccard’s talk about climate policy options for the reduction of greenhouse gasses, co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Light refreshments offered. Please RSVP on EventBrite.

Explicit carbon pricing policies (carbon tax, cap-and-trade) are frequently described as the optimal way to achieve GHG reduction targets. But real-world evidence suggests that politicians who are serious about accelerating GHG reduction also employ implicit carbon pricing (command-and-control regulations, flexible regulations). This talk combines evidence from real-world climate policy experiences, political science research on public support for difference types of policies, and economic analysis of comparative climate policy cost-effectiveness to evaluate our climate policy options for accelerating GHG reduction. Evidence is primarily drawn from experiences and research in Canada and California.

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