The Green New Deal has shifted the debate over what to do about climate change.
By making people confront the scale of the climate challenge, the Green New Deal is a great leap forward.
Democrats such as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey are proposing an ambitious decarbonization plan that critics are calling unaffordable. A green economist explains how the US could pay for it.
Canadians will start paying for their carbon emissions this year, but the cost will depend on where they live.
It's often more effective, cheaper and less controversial than other efforts to confront climate change.
There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France's yellow vests movement.
Canada's top-down approach to designing its climate policy has failed. It needs to find ways to engage with individuals.
The Conversation played host to really important new ideas in 2018. Some will take years to develop. Others will never come to fruition. But they're important.
Millions of people worldwide are either indifferent to a carbon tax or opposed. If citizens were motivated by potential carbon dividends, maybe politicians would finally take action on climate change.
Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia's biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.
Brexit may be an unexpected boon for the UK's climate leadership. Here's how the UK can seize the initiative.
George H.W. Bush, who pledged to be 'the environmental president,' took a market-based approach to pollution control that helped clear the air. Now some experts think it could work on climate change.
It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report to be released by UNSW today outlines how.
But many new governors and members of Congress intend to take action on climate change.
These policies, which are designed to slow the pace of climate change, don't have to cost taxpayers, and they do not appear to hinder economic growth.
The idea of a renewable energy transition is exciting. It opens up space to think about enhancing democracy and decolonization.
Explaining how carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems work is simpler than figuring out how high those taxes and caps should be.
Exxon Mobil has a clear motive to back a new plan to tax carbon with its clout and money. And a carbon tax that is high enough to work might prove politically impossible to enact.
William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.