Robert Stavins

China Adopts Cap-and-Trade to Curb Emissions

U.S. legislation to curb climate change emissions with a cap-and-trade mechanism died in the U.S. Senate. But the market-friendly approach has found support in California, and abroad -- most recently in China, the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and biggest investor in clean energy.

Cap and Trade by Numbers

Living on Earth asks Harvard economist Robert Stavins to breaks down carbon emission cap and trade policy proposals, and explores what a climate change bill could mean for the planet and pocketbooks.

Climate Economics

Will cutting CO2 emissions hurt the economy? A Harvard economist tells Living on Earth the answer isn't clear-cut.