Global Climate Change - A Summary for Policymakers: Policy options from carbon pricing to geo-engineering: does Climate Change Everything?

We’ll begin from the current climate policy landscape and the status of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change following the Paris Agreement. We will discuss carbon pricing, cap-and-trade, cap-and-dividend and regulatory approaches to reducing emissions, and the ethical and practical challenges of relying on adaptation or remedial measures like albedo geo-engineering. Your lecturer has strongly-held and not-particularly-mainstream views on climate policy, so unlike lectures 1-6, this will not pretend to provide a balanced overview: you are invited to bring your own views along to provide balance.