19 episodes

A limited-series podcast from the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and the Yale Carbon Charge. Pricing Nature tells a story about the economics, politics, and history of carbon pricing, which many argue should play a critical role in any national climate policy. We feature conversations with carbon pricing experts from government, academia, and civil society. To learn more, visit our website, pricingnature.substack.com.

Pricing Nature Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Yale Carbon Charge, and Yale Tobin Center for Economic Policy

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    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

A limited-series podcast from the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and the Yale Carbon Charge. Pricing Nature tells a story about the economics, politics, and history of carbon pricing, which many argue should play a critical role in any national climate policy. We feature conversations with carbon pricing experts from government, academia, and civil society. To learn more, visit our website, pricingnature.substack.com.

    14. Kim Stanley Robinson, Kate Raworth, and Delton Chen Discuss Carbon Currency

    14. Kim Stanley Robinson, Kate Raworth, and Delton Chen Discuss Carbon Currency

    Will fighting climate change require restructuring the global economy? Is a “carbon currency” the most intuitive or efficient solution to the climate crisis? In the Season 2 finale, Casey chats with Kim Stanley Robinson (Author, The Ministry for the Future), Kate Raworth (Economist and Author, Doughnut Economics), and Delton Chen (Founder, Global Carbon Reward initiative) about the pros and cons of pursuing a global currency that rewards carbon emission reduction and sequestration. Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    13: Could a New Global Currency Help Avert the Climate Crisis?

    13: Could a New Global Currency Help Avert the Climate Crisis?

    Could an economy that directly rewards carbon emissions reduction and sequestration be the solution to the climate crisis? In today's episode, we explore proposals for a global carbon currency: one unit of currency for one ton of CO2 reduced or removed. We'll hear from Suzi Kerr (Chief Economist, EDF), Bill English (Professor in the Practice of Finance, Formerly on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), Vanessa Fajans-Turner (Executive Director, BankFWD; Candidate for Congress NY-22), Samuel Kortum (Professor of Economics, Yale University), Frank Van Gansbeke (Professor of the Practice, Middlebury College), and Diana Cárdenas (QOIN Foundation). Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.

    • 59 min
    12. Carbon Offsets: One Quandary After Another

    12. Carbon Offsets: One Quandary After Another

    Are carbon offsets a viable option for decarbonizing the global economy? What problems do they solve? What problems do they create? We hear from Suzi Kerr (Chief Economist, EDF), Brad Gentry (Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor in the Practice of Forest Resources Management and Policy, Yale University), Zack Parisa (CEO, Natural Capital Exchange), Anastasia O'Rourke (Managing Director, Yale Carbon Containment Lab), Dr. Charles Canham (Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies), Kristen Lyons (Fellow, Oakland Institute), Kim Hellstrom (Strategy Lead, Sustainability, H&M Group), and Alex Barron (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College). Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    11. What Have We Learned From Internal Carbon Pricing?

    11. What Have We Learned From Internal Carbon Pricing?

    Yale, Microsoft, H&M, Mahindra, Smith College, and University College London share lessons from their experience putting prices on their own carbon emissions. Casey Pickett, host of Pricing Nature and Director of the Yale Carbon Charge, shares experiences from the last six years and makes a big announcement about the future of carbon pricing at Yale. And we hear advice about internal carbon pricing from Joanna Marshall-Cook (Head of Sustainability Programmes, University College London), Kim Hellstrom (Strategy Lead, Sustainability, H&M Group), Elizabeth Willmott (Carbon Program Director, Microsoft), Anirban Ghosh (Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group), and Alex Barron (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College & Co-author, "Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit").

    • 45 min
    10. Tax Ourselves? Why Companies and Institutions Are Pricing Their Own Emissions

    10. Tax Ourselves? Why Companies and Institutions Are Pricing Their Own Emissions

    What is "internal" carbon pricing? And why are more and more private companies and institutions using the tool to reduce their emissions? We hear from Elizabeth Willmott (Microsoft, Carbon Program Director), Anirban Ghosh (Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group), Kim Hellstrom (Strategy Lead, Sustainability, H&M Group), Alex Barron (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College & Co-author, "Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit"), and Long Lam (Lead Author, CDP's "How to Guide to Internal Carbon Pricing"). Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.

    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Carbon Price

    Bonus Episode: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Carbon Price

    A carbon price at the Panama Canal?! In this mini episode, Casey and Jacob hear from Maxim Rebolledo (Decarbonization, Canal de Panamá), and discuss the implications of private actors pricing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more at pricingnature.substack.com.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

laszlo parameter ,

Wonderful podcast

Never understood carbon pricing until now!

Viveca1 ,

Great podcast

Excellent podcast, highly recommend listening. Bravo to the Carbon Charge and CBEY team!

Thundercole ,

The Nuts and Bolts

These are the conversations we all need to tune into, and take part in, if we want to understand the economic foundations of climate change, and help shift the course of our trajectory!

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