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.
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.
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.
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 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.