In a welcome sign that concern about climate change is being mainstreamed across the body politic, Prof. Philip Lane, Governor of the Irish Central Bank, made a significant contribution to the debate on 5 February 2019.
Joseph Curtin argues that “strategic revenue recycling” can help build constituencies supportive of a carbon tax. Ultimately, pragmatism should trump purism: the key is getting a pricing solution over the line.
In this climate policy blog, Joseph Curtin, IIEA Senior Research Fellow, examines how California’s climate performance would fare under the EU’s climate policy framework, and whether it would hold up under the microscope of closer inspection
As the fingerprints of climate change become more evident in our daily lives, our political representatives seem intent upon burying their heads ever-deeper into the sand. But how long can they remain so seemingly oblivious?
Leaders of over 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change in New York today. This is a record for an international treaty and shows that the political momentum behind tackling climate change has not waned since Paris.
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