New York City Bar Carbon Debate

Event Wrap-up

Debating Carbon Strategies at the New York City Bar Association's Great Hall

Should Climate Change Legislation Be In The Form Of Emissions Cap-and-Trade Or A Carbon Tax?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In the three hour public debate on carbon strategies experts tackled the open question whether the most versatile legislative tool for slashing carbon emissions is a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax.

Introduction and Purpose of the Debate: Christine Fazio, Chair, Environmental Law Committee

Moderator: Edna Sussman, Chair, Energy Law Committee provided background on climate change legislation before Congress


The Emissions Cap-and-Trade Side

  • Jon A. Anda, President, Environmental Markets Network Environmental® Defense Fund
  • Billy Pizer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

The Carbon Tax Side

  • Daniel Rosenblum, Co-Founder-Carbon Tax Center
  • James P. Barrett, Executive Director, Redefining Progress

Conclusion: Nancy Anderson, Executive Director, The Sallan Foundation

Sponsors: The Energy and Environmental Law Committees of the New York City Bar Association with the support of the Sallan Foundation

Debate at the Bar: Emissions Cap-and-Trade vs. A Carbon Tax?

Event Host: New York City Bar