The Trouble with Carbon Trading
A Short Debate

by The Corner House

first published 2 April 2009

In this short exchange from ClimateChangeCorp,a website providing climate news for business, The Corner House tackles claims from a Wall Street carbon trader that:

  1. the climate problem is a problem of quantity of emissions,
  2. carbon trading lowers costs,
  3. putting a price on carbon in Europe helps Southern countries reduce emissions, and
  4. carbon markets can work in concert with other policies and measures

by detailing how carbon trading is actively blocking reductions in carbon emissions.


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