Yes, we should be excited that leaders from 193 nations put their heads and hearts together in Paris. They made important progress in staving off the worsening damage threatened by climate change. As a former ambassador, I relish such cooperation.
Washington, DC -- With Alberta now moving toward a carbon tax, former U.S. Ambassador to Austria William Eacho will seek to build on the carbon-pricing momentum while at the Paris Climate Conference from December 4 to 10.
“A carbon fee is the simplest, most-efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Eacho, a long-time business executive. “As I meet with a range of leaders in Paris, I will be making that case.” He will also be tweeting regularly from @AmbEacho.
China is the number-one source of greenhouse gases. But Washington Post China Bureau Chief Simon Denyer recently wrote: “There is a growing sense that a fundamental change is taking place, because of an aggressive shift into cleaner fuels, slower economic growth that has hit heavy industry hardest, and a conscious transition away from high-polluting industries that used a lot of coal and electricity.”
WASHINGTON, DC -- With the COP-21 starting 14 days from now in Paris, the Partnership for Responsible Growth (PRG) today circulated 14 quotes in support of a carbon fee (or tax).