|Submission Date||Sept. 21, 2016|
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Urban Sustainability Program Associate
Yale Office of Sustainability
In 2014, Yale announced the formation of a Presidential Carbon Charge Task Force, chaired by Sterling Professor of Economics William Nordhaus, which examined whether it would be feasible and effective to introduce carbon pricing as a component of the university’s overall environmental sustainability strategy. The Yale Carbon Charge Project is testing the effectiveness and feasibility of carbon pricing on Yale’s campus. Using the university as a living laboratory for applied research, the project aims to inform energy policy, climate change mitigation, and environmental economics by testing multiple models of carbon pricing. A 6-month pilot involving 20 university buildings took place during the 2015-2016 academic year. Yale was the first university member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), a private-public partnership among the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), governments, nonprofits, and private sector companies to strengthen carbon pricing policies through the development of a network for sharing best practices.