The idea of pricing carbon dioxide emissions to help mitigate the effects of climate change has grown increasingly popular in the last two decades. Today, 52 governments around the globe have put a price on carbon, either through direct taxes on fossil fuels or through cap-and-trade programs. In the United States the necessity and soundness of this measure is illustrated by a recent flurry of bills calling for a carbon tax in the U.S. Congress. Although carbon pricing can be seen as economically disruptive, recent studies demonstrate that there is in fact a nexus between carbon pricing, innovation and economic growth.
The urgency of the climate crisis is causing shifts in our social and economic order as more and more businesses seek to put in place more sustainable systems of governance. Old modes of doing business are being challenged, while new opportunities are being created in what can be described as a process of creative destruction. Consequently, the rewards of understanding carbon pricing have never been greater.
Join CO2logic and The New School on September 24th at their panel discussion “The Innovation and Carbon Pricing Nexus” to better understand the state of the carbon pricing landscape in the United States and how carbon pricing can simultaneously drive innovation, entrepreneurship and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Delicious plant-based, organic and gluten friendly bites will be served by CO2 Neutral restaurant and food sponsor Le Botaniste.
- Marcene (Broadwater) Mitchell, Global Head, Climate Strategy and Business Development at IFC/World Bank Group
- Dr Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft
- Sara Law, VP Global Initiatives, CDP
- Dr Noah Kaufman, Research Scholar, SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
- Dr Daniel Richter, VP Government Affairs, Citizens' Climate Lobby
Register here to attend.
This event is part of the Climate Finance, Investment and Carbon Pricing program of Climate Week NYC.