Senator Whitehouse to Discuss Carbon Pricing at Harvard Climate Action Week

Senator Whitehouse, Co-Chair of the Senate Climate Change Task Force, will join virtually for a discussion with economists James Stock and Catherine Wolfram.

What would carbon pricing mean for the U.S.? Tune in on Monday, June 10th at 1:30 PM ET to hear leading economists James Stock and Catherine Wolfram in conversation with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about what carbon pricing would mean for U.S. industry, reducing the deficit, and ensuring that the United States reduces carbon emissions at a rate that protects humanity from the worst effects of climate change. 

The livestream will be available on the Salata Institute YouTube channel and homepage.

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Exploring the Implications of Carbon Pricing

The session, titled “Carbon Pricing in 2025?” will delve into many dimensions of the carbon pricing question, drawing in part on an NBER working paper recently published by panelists James Stock and Catherine Wolfram alongside John Bistline, Kimberly A. Clausing, and Neil Mehrotra.

Watch Senator Whitehouse discuss the implications of various policy approaches to CO2 emissions, including a carbon fee, on the Senate floor in March:

About Senator Whitehouse

Senator Whitehouse is the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and the Caucus on International Narcotics Control, and serves as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Finance Committee.
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Sheldon served as Rhode Island’s U.S. Attorney and state attorney general before being elected to the Senate in 2006.

About Harvard Climate Action Week

Harvard Climate Action Week invites climate experts, leaders, and stakeholders to come together and explore solutions to the most complex and challenging dimensions of the climate crisis. Events, in-person and online, dive deep into the policies, private actions, and leadership needed to drive further reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. This week of events is hosted by the Climate Action Accelerator at the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University. Explore the dozens of events being offered throughout the week here.