Alliance for Democracy

Should our climate crisis solutions be based on the market?‏

Posted in Cap & Dividend by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on April 12, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 10 AM, First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon

Cap and Trade/ Cap and Dividend/Cap and Tax with Kristen Sheeran, environmental economist

Sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy and Community for Earth of the 1st UU Church

The received wisdom says that the market needs to be involved in the solution to Global Crisis (aka Global Warming). That market involvement is cap and trade. But cap and trade can come in a number of forms. Instead of giving the credits to pollutors, they can be sold with the money generated coming back to the citizens. Are finanicals offsets necessary or a roadblock to effective carbon reduction? What are the differences between Waxman/Markey cap and trade bill and Cantwell-Collins bill of Cap and Dividend?

Kristen Sheeran is the Executive Director of Economics for Equity and the Environment Network at EcoTrust as well as co-author of Saving Kyoto

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Free but donations accepted.

More info: David Delk 503.232.5495

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