When Yale University decided to curb its carbon emissions, it turned to 2018 Nobel Laureate William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale, to create an internal pricing mechanism for carbon. Nordhaus led a task force that came up with different pricing schemes that are being tested for their effectiveness in changing behavior. While Yale’s experience is unusual for an organization, governmental policy makers have turned to carbon pricing as a mechanism for combatting climate change. Others have sought to influence climate policy through investment screening or by examining supply chains or by considering alternatives like nuclear energy.
Yale cases have examined many of these issues in a number of case studies:
Top 10 Cases in Carbon Pricing & Climate Change
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