The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and Niskanen Center present
Carbon Pricing in the Real World
Seminar, panel discussion, and student engagement session
Hosted by Jesse Jenkins and moderated by Robert O. Keohane
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. student engagement session
Putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions is widely considered a powerful climate policy tool that can harness market forces to drive innovation, the adoption of clean energy technologies, and other actions that reduce planet-warming emissions. But the politics of creating and maintaining carbon pricing policies can constrain implementation of carbon pricing, including direct carbon taxes and systems that cap and gradually reduce emissions and allow regulated entities to trade allowances to emit under that cap.
Danny Cullenward and David Victor, authors of Making Climate Policy Work (Polity Press), will explain the critique of carbon pricing policy and why they found carbon prices to be ineffective nearly everywhere they have been applied. Afterwards, Cullenward and Victor will discuss the topic with carbon pricing proponents Joseph Majkut, director of climate policy at the Niskanen Center and Suzi Kerr, chief economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, who will take a fresh look at the promise and peril of carbon pricing and how we can help inform more effective policy decisions.
This public event is hosted by Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, in partnership with the Niskanen Center and is co-sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and Princeton University’s Center for Policy Research in Energy and the Environment.
Welcome and introductions of speakers and moderator
3:30 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Making climate policy work – explaining the critique of carbon pricing policy
3:35 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Danny Cullenward, Policy Director at CarbonPlan and lecturer at Stanford Law School
David Victor, Professor of International Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC, San Diego
Panel discussion: Defending carbon pricing
with David Victor and Danny Cullenward
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Robert O. Keohane, Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Policy and International Affairs, Princeton University
Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Joseph Majkut, Director of Climate Policy, Niskanen Center
-10 MINUTE BREAK-
Student engagement with the panelists
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(All Princeton University students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome)