The Future of Carbon Pricing: 2020 and Beyond
An in-depth panel discussion about the forecast for carbon pricing in 2020, what has changed in the past year, and how election outcomes could influence the future
If 2019 was the year of the carbon pricing proposal, 2020 has been the year of carbon pricing scrutiny. Some decisionmakers have questioned the potential distributional and environmental justice impacts of carbon pricing policies. While a number of new climate proposals have embraced carbon pricing, others have included few or no carbon pricing elements.
On October 20, 2021, Resources for the Future hosted a RFF Live event, which reignited the conversation from 2019's Future of Carbon Pricing event to talk about the forecast for carbon pricing in 2020 and beyond. The commenters reflected on what has changed in the past year, and how various election outcomes could influence the path forward.
- Nathaniel Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund
- Joseph Majkut, Niskanen Center
- Adele Morris, Brookings Institution
- Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future (moderator)
Marc Hafstead is an RFF fellow and director of the Carbon Pricing Initiative and the Climate Finance and Financial Risk Initiative.
RFF Live — Sep 20, 2019
The Future of Carbon Pricing: Examining 2019's New Proposals
Understanding the nuances of the many carbon pricing plans introduced so far this year
Explainer — Jun 6, 2019
Carbon Pricing 101
An introduction to carbon pricing, including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs, the benefits and design of pricing policies, and applications around the globe.
Journal Article — Feb 6, 2020
The Future of US Carbon-Pricing Policy
Robert N. Stavins compares the two major approaches to carbon pricing, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade mechanisms, and explores how US carbon pricing can be made more politically viable.