Cutting Auto Emissions Through City Carbon Trading

Individuals have little scope to reduce widespread auto use. They are constrained by the preexisting environment and the transportation system. Cities, on the other hand, have the power to implement a huge range of potential reductions, but have little incentive to do so. This article suggests that cities should become involved in creating incentives for carbon trading, which would provide the financial impetus to reduce many transportation emissions. Transportation planning would then become a budgetary issue, with city managers invested in reducing traffic.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in the September 2007 Issue of Review of Policy Research, the Roosevelt Institution's "25 Ideas for Solving the Energy Crisis," Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2007.
  • Authors:
    • Millard-Ball, Adam
  • Publication Date: 2007-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 494-495
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  • Accession Number: 01090685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2008 3:31PM