With the birth of the industrial revolution and the creation of the modern world, economics helped us in a sense get into the mess we're in today with the climate. But what role could economics play in helping us solve the problem? And what types of economic policies could help move us towards a sustainable future?
To explore these questions, we sit down with Cameron Hepburn, an Environmental Economist at the University of Oxford, and the director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Oxford Martin School.
We discussed the divestment, the lopsided subsidies currently going towards fossil fuels, and the sometimes tricky politics of implementing carbon taxes. We also talked about COP 21 in Paris, and the role that finance will play in the upcoming talks.
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