Climate change is again in the national spotlight. Late last year, an IPCC special report garnered wide attention by highlighting the impacts of a half-degree of warming, while more recent proposals for a Green New Deal have sparked new debate around possible solutions. So how should we go about fixing the climate problem? RFF hosted two prominent lawmakers who have—in their words—a “simple, fair, and effective plan” to address climate change. At RFF Live’s "Putting a Price on Carbon" on March 28, 2018, we spoke to Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA). They announced the introduction of the 2019 Healthy Climate and Family Security Act—their "cap-and-dividend" proposal—and talked about the need to address climate change and ways Congress can act.
Putting a Price on Carbon, with Sen. Van Hollen and Rep. Beyer
Unpacking elements of the proposed cap and dividend legislation and the landscape for a carbon pricing policy
Resources & Conservation Center
1400 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
March 28, 2019
8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.
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Working Paper — Nov 17, 2015
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Working Paper — Nov 22, 2016
Pricing Carbon Consumption: A Review of an Emerging Trend
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