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Carbon Pricing 2018

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Proposal creation

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
Voting period
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Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
Winners are awarded

Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and strategies can advance carbon pricing?

Many experts agree that placing a price on carbon pollution is a highly economically-efficient way to tackle climate change. A carbon price creates incentives for the development and adoption of innovative low carbon technologies and practices across the economy. This could involve a carbon tax, a cap-and-trade system, hybrid systems, rebates, or other solutions, and could be revenue-natural, meaning it could reduce other kinds of taxes simultaneously, or the revenue from allowances auctions could be reinvested.

This contest asks entrants for novel policies, new mobilization strategies, measurement technologies, or combinations of approaches applied across scale (e.g., sector, city, state/province, region, national, or international levels) that could lead to the enactment of a price on carbon, or regional or international collaboration on carbon pricing. What are strategies, policy proposals, public mobilization, or other ideas that could advance carbon pricing strategies at the national or subnational level in any country?

22 Proposals
Proxy pricing adds a hypothetical carbon surcharge to market energy prices when choosing among emissions-intensive goods and services.
Empower students and millennials across the U.S. to hold polluters accountable with a price on carbon pollution.
A revenue neutral, rising fee on GHG emissions will steer the economy to a low-carbon future and re-establish US climate leadership.
Climate Toothpaste helps carbon pricing groups w/ outreach and volunteer recruitment. Get Fresh n' Clean. Climate Toothpaste gets noticed!
Integrating forest protection, agricultural production and wider economic objectives for large scale GHG mitigation efforts
Don’t punish owners of fossil-fuel infrastructure--stop the hatchery by charging the lifetime social costs of new infrastructure purchases.
Carbon pricing by encouraging defaulters to own and plant more trees.
Trading on Carbon Markets is hard for 3rd World countries insights on Intellectual Properties Ownership regulations by Multinational
Mint cryptocurrency to fix the climate