Each month, we explore a carbon pricing topic in depth, bringing in experts and pushing forward the conversation. Scroll further to watch our previous webinars and read our recaps on each topic.
A Federal Price on Carbon
The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is a federal proposal to put a $15 fee on every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere (that increases by $10 each year) and rebate all revenue back to Americans. Backed by the grassroots environmental group Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the bill has gained bipartisan support and more than 40 cosponsors in Congress. Joining to discuss this policy are Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution, and Daniel Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs. The conversation will be hosted by Noa Dalzell, coordinator of the State Carbon Pricing Network.
The Role of Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition
Communities, particularly those at the intersection of different forms of marginalization and oppression, are shouldering the burdens of climate change and environmental pollution of all kinds. By putting a price on carbon emissions, we are able to shift that burden back to the polluters, who are responsible, and ensure our communities are better served through much-needed investments. Ensuring however, that policy design is intentional and deliberate in taking an equity lens seriously will require work. The webinar features our very own Maria Virginia Olano, host of the Cooler Earth podcast and Michelle Romero, the National Director of Green For All.
The Case for Conservative Carbon Pricing
Fighting climate change is something that cannot be put on hold, even in an era of extreme partisan gridlock, so how can we better engage people on all sides of the political spectrum?Join us for a webinar on the best practices for bipartisan engagement on the issue of carbon pricing. Featured guests include Alex Bozmoski from RepublicEn, Nader Sobhani from Niskanen Center, and Josiah Neeley from R-Street Institute. All three represent right-leaning think tanks that support carbon pricing, and are eager to share their insight on bipartisan engagement with the carbon pricing community.
A Conversation on the Green New Deal
The Green New Deal, a suite of economic stimulus programs aiming to address climate change in an equitable way, has been dominating news headlines since its introduction last month. But what does it all really mean? Can this legislation actually pass? How does the GND affect ongoing carbon pricing efforts, and most importantly- the future of our planet? Featuring Evan Weber, the political director of the Sunrise Movement, and David Roberts, the renowned Vox climate change writer. Weber’s Sunrise Movement, a youth grassroots organization, has been leading the charge for strong climate action, and Roberts’ articles break down environmental policy with unprecedented clarity.
What can we learn from Washington State?
In November, voters in Washington State rejected a ballot initiative that aimed to put a fee on carbon pollution, their second time doing so in as many years. The loss sparked some concern within the environmental community that carbon pricing at the state level just won’t work. But we disagree. Enjoy this debrief on the I-1631 campaign, featuring Beckey Kelley from the Washington Environmental Council, Stephanie Williams from The Nature Conservancy and Greg Rock from Carbon Washington. All three have worked closely on carbon pricing initiatives in Washington State.