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Home arrow Webinars arrow The Economics of Climate Regulatory Policy: Current Findings and Lessons from the Past
The Economics of Climate Regulatory Policy: Current Findings and Lessons from the Past Print E-mail

Climate change policies all involve some form of regulatory change or intervention in the marketplace. Such interventions are often feared because they are new and different. Moreover, new regulations are frequently challenged on the basis of their apparent costs, especially by those representing the industries, activities, or markets to be regulated. 

This webinar was the first in a planned year-long series of joint offerings on aspects of the economics of climate change sponsored by The E.P. Systems Group, Inc. and the Center for Climate Strategies. It addressed:
   * Economists' current cost estimates for national greenhouse gas regulations
   * Examples of past regulatory cost estimates and their accuracy
   * Potential economic benefits of limiting emissions, including job creation, technological change and greater energy independence
   * Other benefits from reducing carbon emissions, including public health and national security
   * Damages avoided by capping carbon fuel use and emissions 

Presenters included:
Rachel Cleetus, Economist, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Michael Livermore, Executive Director, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law
Kristen Sheeran, Executive Director, Economists for Equity and the Environment (E3) Network
The webinar was moderated by Peter Meyer, President and Chief Economist, The E.P. Systems Group, Inc.

Presenters’ powerpoints are followed by the streaming video of the whole webinar with below.

Understanding The Potential Costs of Carbon Regulation

Unlocking the Green Economy

Climate Change:The Most Expensive Thing We Can Do is Nothing




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