The MIT Climate CoLab is running contests again. I note two of (spectator) interest to me:
- Crafting legislation that will put a significant price on Carbon for the United States
- What can U.S. federal agencies do to mitigate climate change?
Deadline for the contest is 30th June 2014, for proposals. Here’s the detailed abstract on the Carbon price question:
Most experts agree that placing a price on carbon pollution is one of the most effective ways to tackle climate change. This could involve a carbon tax, a cap-and-trade system, or other solutions. Policies that price carbon emissions ideally create incentives for the development and adoption of innovative low carbon technologies and practices across the American economy. Additionally, movement in this direction by the U.S. could facilitate efforts to reach a global agreement on greenhouse gas emissions reduction. But so far, the U.S. Congress has not passed any bills through both chambers that implement a carbon price. This contest asks entrants for novel policies, new mobilization strategies, or combinations of the two that could lead Congress to successfully enacting legislation that places a price on carbon emissions and/or other greenhouse gases.