Carbon capitalism is founded upon the recognition that market-based solutions are the most effective means for overcoming global climate change. We advocate that pricing carbon is the single most important step that can be taken in our collective effort to stabilize the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Through an exploration of the science, economics, politics, and ethics of climate change, this blog will seek to inform those at the leading edge of the field as well as the wider public of the systems and methods for transitioning us to a low-carbon society. At the heart of this endeavor, we will be explaining the means and reasons for pricing carbon through a market-based system that places a cap on emissions and establishes flexible trading mechanisms for regulated entities to meet their reduction targets. When such a system is implemented, sustainable development through greater energy efficiency and renewable energy measures as well as a whole host of other climate solutions is widely encouraged as it makes economic sense. By highlighting the benefits of cap & trade for the environment, the economy and society as a whole, we hope to show that embracing the profit motive to reduce carbon pollution in a regulated marketplace is exactly what is needed for the world to overcome the climate crisis.
In positioning ourselves as a leading source of news, research and analysis, Carbon Capitalist is dedicated to catalyzing evolution of the global carbon markets that have the power to release the creativity and innovation for a bright green world.