Plea by European Economists for carbon pricing

June 27, 2019 Debate

The Policy Outreach Committee of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists(EAERE) has just released a public plea to "address climate change more effectively and to adopt the best solution we have so far: carbon pricing”

TSE’s Director Christian Gollier, who will take up the EAERE Chair in the fall 2019, joins the signatories of the statement, alongside the full EAERE Council and a number of Nobel laureates.
In the statement, the economists underline that a price on polluting activities is a crucial and efficient way to reduce GHG emissions, drawing the attention of policy-makers to its importance as a key instrument, while not the only one, to meeting de-carbonization targets.

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