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Solutions to the ‘Fiscal Cliff’: How putting a price on carbon can play a role

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With the looming threat of the ‘fiscal cliff,’ and effects of super-storm Sandy, there is renewed talk in policy circles of the benefits of putting a price on carbon, as a means of dealing with the federal deficit while tackling climate change.


Please join us to hear from leading experts about the viability of carbon market mechanisms throughout North America, like the Western Climate Initiative involving Québec and California, the realities of a federal clean energy standard and the application of a national carbon tax in the context of simultaneously addressing emissions reductions and fiscal constraints.


Event Details

Watch the video here  Speaker Bios

Thursday, December 6, 2012 

5pm - 6:30pm

Rome Auditorium

School of Advanced International Studies

Johns Hopkins University 

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036



  • Adele Morris, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Projects, Brookings Institution
  • Richard Caperton, Director, Clean Energy Investment, Center for American Progress
  • Manik Roy, Vice President for Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Alain Olivier, Director/ Directeur, Québec Government Office in Washington/Bureau du Québec à Washington



  • William Burns, Associate Director, Energy Policy and Climate Program, Johns Hopkins University


A reception will follow.


Additional Resources

NPR Diane Rehm Show: US Oil Production Boom, Wednesday, November 14

"The Economics of Carbon Taxes" American Enterprise Institute, cosponsored with the Brookings Institution, International Monetary Fund, and Resources for the Future, Tuesday, November 13


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