Video: Carbon tax and cap and trade

Greenhouse gas emissions and their impacts are not included in the production costs of goods and services. It has been proposed that to correct this market failure a price needs to be put on carbon dioxide emissions. This can be done through introducing carbon levies or putting up an emissions trading system. Evidence shows that carbon pricing reduces emissions, stimulates innovation, and raises revenues that can be recycled back into the economy. [1], [2]

Video length: 8:57 min

Language: English, with Finnish subtitles (see instructions below)

Published in YouTube: 27.6.2013

Published in Climateguide.fi: 15.11.2013

For courses in Finnish upper secondary schools: GE2, GE3, YH2, YH4 (old) -> GE3, GE1, YH2, YH3 (new curriculum/OPS)

Subtitles: Video has Finnish subtitles available. If they don’t appear automatically, click the rectangular icon ”Subtitles” and choose Finnish. Video has been subtitled by the Finnish Meteorological Institute in TULUVAT-project funded by Finnish National Board of Education.

Terms of use: The video is freely usable for non-commercial purposes, such as education. Climateguide.fi website and the producer of the video should be mentioned as reference.

Authors: Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Finnish Meteorological Institute

References

  1. Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions: Education http://pics.uvic.ca/education
  2. Climate Insights: Bite Size. External credits and sources. February 15, 2012. http://pics.uvic.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/bitesize_credits.pdf

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