Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

Question:  When implementing a carbon pricing scheme, how do we best mitigate or reduce the push back that arises due to existing international bilateral agreements in given industries? For example, the Chicago Convention in the International Aviation Sector that states any tax or fee on fuel is illegal? Response:  Governments are very protective of their …

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Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

Question: If carbon tax is so “sellable” why did it fail to continue $5 per annum increases after its introduction (BC)?  Would Cap and Trade been more effective?  Scottjamesbaker@gmail.com Answer from David Robinson:  You have a good question and I don’t have an authoritative answer. I was disappointed, and I suspect it was simply political …

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Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

Question:  In a cap-and-trade system how would the caps on each emitter be allocated?  Would it be by industrial benchmarking or a blanket per centage reduction? The Response: Panelist Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association, responds: Emissions in either the sector or the economy is capped. Emission allocations (permits for each entity allowing emissions) are …

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Climate Change Forum – Questions and Answers

Question: The BC Carbon Tax is only on the combustion of fossil fuels:  livestock is a major emitter of GHG – so why isn’t the livestock business taxed? A Partial answer:  Environmentalists are aware of this issue but for the most part have not yet identified cattle ranching as a necessary target. The livestock industry …

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Climate Change Forum Questions and Answers

The Question: What is the impact of either system, Carbon Tax or Cap and Trade, on the economies of emerging countries? The Response:  Dr. David Robinson, who supports “Fee and Dividend” as the mechanism for putting a price on Carbon, responds: This is a terrific and difficult question because so much depends on the administrative …

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