Implications of Carbon Costs: The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM Friday 5/7/21
Sometimes economic implications of environmental issues determine policy decisions and outcomes. One of the economic variables affecting these decisions is the amount used for the social cost of carbon (SCC), which has been controversial. Our interviews explore why the SCC, its calculation and its amount are important. As examples, would a higher cost of SCC induce decision makers to lower air pollution, support alternatives to fertilizer, use greener electricity, or conserve natural habitats?
Tune in to Planet Philadelphia environmental radio show 4-5:00 PM Friday5/7/21 at 92.9 FM WGGT-LP in Philadelphia and live streaming at gtownradio.com. Explore these issues with guests:
Dr. Tamma Carleton: is a professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management of the University of California Santa Barbara. She is the co-author of a recent working paper “Updating the United States Government’s Social Cost of Carbon” to be published in a forthcoming book of energy and environmental policy proposals of the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago. She will discuss the importance of the SCC and a two-step process to return the United States government’s SCC to the frontier of economics and climate science.
Dr. Richard Bradbury: is the head of the “people conservation science” team at the Centre for Conservation Science of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and honorary research fellow at Cambridge University. He will discuss research on the economic value of intact ecosystems and the economic benefits of protecting nature – calculations which rely, in part, on the social cost of carbon.
The next Planet Philadelphia will be
May 7th at 4:00-5:00 PM EST.
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Also aired on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU,
Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.
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