Environment

Environment

 

I believe that the earth is in deep trouble, because too many people and firms can foist the environmental costs of their lives and actions onto others.

I also think that we already know what public policies would solve most environmental problems. Governments don't adopt such policies, however, because environmental protection is a low priority for the public, and because too few people understand that what governments need to do above all is raise the price of pollution to the polluter -- by taxing it.

Much of my current research is aimed at unpacking this problem.

This work is supported by a grant from the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, awarded to a project on Climate ethics and future generations (PI Gustaf Arrhenius). The project is based at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, where I spend 20% of my time.