Climate Policies, International Regimes & Global Trade
UBC’s Institute for European Studies is holding a two-day conference on international climate change policies. The conference, starting today at 6PM (really bad time for hockey fans), will host a round-table discussion today and 3 sessions tomorrow.
To see the schedule and RSVP, see here.
The conference is heavily focused on pricing carbon, a strategy that environmental economists think key to reducing global emissions. However, the carbon trading schemes proposed thus far have drawn much criticism for being rife with loopholes, giveaways, and dubious carbon offsets.
Can we devise a firm international climate regime that works? I hope they’ll be some great new ideas this weekend!