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Environmental Justice and Carbon Pricing: Can They Be Reconciled?

>> Read paper published in Global Challenges


Carbon pricing has been criticized by environmental justice advocates on the grounds that it fails to reduce emissions significantly, fails to reduce the disproportionate impacts of hazardous co-pollutants on people of color and low-income communities, hits low-income households harder than wealthier households, and commodifies nature. Designing carbon pricing policy to address these concerns can yield outcomes that are both more effective and more equitable.

>> Also, read commentary based on paper, published in Advanced Science News: "Carbon pricing is not at odds with environmental justice"

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