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Legal headaches await efforts to ax social cost of carbon

Dan Esty is quoted in this article by E&E News on the future of the social cost of carbon calculation under the Trump Administration.

A Conservative Case for Climate Action

In this op-ed published February 8, in the New York Times, authors Martin S. Feldstein, Ted Halstead and Gregory Mankiw propose a shift in climate change policy away from the “grab bag of regulations” put forward by President Obama to a “gradually increasing tax on carbon dioxide emissions.” YCELP Director Dan Esty reflects on this unique policy solution capable of limiting carbon pollution while reducing regulatory intrusion and supporting economic growth. Read his blog here.

Business, the Environment, and the Trump Administration

The recent election of President Trump - and his promises to roll back environmental policies and regulations - has left many Americans wondering what the future holds for American environmentalism. This recent article from Yale’s Mike Toffel and Andy King featured in The Hill explains how business interests are inextricably tied to our environment, and how drawbacks on such legislation could be have negative consequences for the business community in the long-term.

YCELP is Hiring this Spring/Summer

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a project of YCELP, is hiring for a variety of Research Assistant position for the Spring and Summer semesters. Click here to learn more about the positions and how to apply. 

Dan Esty in Mexico City for the C40 Mayors Summit

Dan joined mayors from around the world who came to the Summit “to continue the momentum for action to reduce the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, building on last year’s Paris Climate Change Agreement.” Click here to read more.

Featured Blog Posts

February 15, 2017
Dan Esty Harvard economists Marty Feldstein and Greg Mankiw along with policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead published an op-ed in the New York Times on February 8...
January 17, 2017
By Lucy Kessler, YCELP Communications RA. Although President-elect Trump has made his opinions widely known, his plans for acting on those statements remain...
November 29, 2016
By Emily Wier. This year, Secretary of State John Kerry visited both of the poles to understand the impacts of climate change on some of our most fragile...