Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Dr. Thieß Petersen, Thomas Rausch

Policy Brief #2021/02: Carbon needs a price – and proactive economic policy measures

Policy Brief Series Future Social Market Economy

Format Type
Brochure
Date of publication
05/07/2021
Edition
1. edition
Delivery status
Available

Price

Free of charge

shipment within 3-5 days

Description

Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced if climate change is to be slowed. Charging a higher price for emissions is an effective way to achieve that goal. Making emissions more expensive reduces emissions-generating activities and increases incentives to develop and use low-emission technologies. To avoid social hardship, however, proactive economic policy measures are also required, especially in the areas of social welfare, industrial production and innovation, and foreign trade.

Related projects

Cover Global Economic Dynamics (GED)

Das Projekt “Global Economic Dynamics” (GED) der Bertelsmann Stiftung soll zu einem besseren Verständnis der wachsenden Komplexität globaler Wirtschaftsentwicklungen beitragen. Durch den Einsatz modernster Werkzeuge und Methoden zur Messung, Vorhersage und Darstellung weltwirtschaftlicher Dynamiken, zielt das Projekt darauf ab, Globalisierung, ihre ökonomischen Effekte und ihre politischen Konsequenzen transparenter und fassbarer zu machen.