Economics Explored

Decarbonizing the Economy

Episode Summary

Explores the big economic issues associated with decarbonizing the economy to respond to climate change.

Episode Notes

Economics Explored host Gene Tunny talks about the big challenge of decarbonizing economies to respond to climate change. Among other issues he considers the uncertainty around the impacts of climate change, the future of coal, and optimal policy responses to climate change. 

Relevant links include:

A Study of Long-term Global Coal Demand by Queensland Treasury

Structural Adjustment Policies Becoming Increasingly Important

Apocalypse Never

Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

The Spirit of Green by William Nordhaus