Jonah Kurman Faber

TCI releases draft policy design: What you need to know

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) states have released both a draft MOU and multiple policy scenarios for a regional cap-and-invest program on transportation emissions. The release comes almost exactly a year after they first signed a statement of intent...

COP25 ends with unanswered questions on carbon markets and climate ambition

After over two weeks of deliberations, which were extended into the weekend, the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP25) concluded on Sunday with no real outcomes on key decisions expected to be finalized this year. Specifically, consensus on Paris Agreement...

Your 2019 Guide to Climate Conversations at the Thanksgiving Table

It’s that time of year when we reconnect with our loved ones, pass delicious home-cooked delights around the table, give thanks, and erode our last line of defense against the hordes of jingle bells, eggnog, and holiday decorum. It’s also a...

New Mexico executive branch considering cap-and-trade

New Mexico is now one step closer to putting a price on carbon. In a report released on Thursday, the state announced plans to “evaluate the adoption of a comprehensive market-based program that sets emission limits to reduce carbon dioxide...

Who should pay for the just transition?

Let’s be honest – creating a just, sustainable, equitable economy quickly enough to avoid the worst impacts of climate change is going to require a lot of capital for investment. We have about 10 years to cut greenhouse gas (GHG)...

Data-driven Justice: How Numbers Guide Equity in California

This article is part 5 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27/19) Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice...

The (other) problem with offsets in California

Offsets are among the most controversial and confusing topics in environmental policy, one that has been widely debated in the context of California’s cap-and-trade program. The very idea is quite polarizing. Offsets offer polluters mechanisms to pay for carbon solutions...

California’s example of what the Green New Deal could look like

This article is part 3 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27/19) Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice...

Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice Issue

This article is part 2 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27) California’s example of what the Green New Deal could...