Articles by Robert Stavins
Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Renewable energy standards: less effective, more costly, but politically preferred to cap-and-trade?
It is ironic that while cap-and-trade is dead in the Senate, support has emerged for an approach that would be both less effective and more costly.
During weeks of discussions in Cancun that wrapped up on Dec. 12, the world's governments achieved consensus on a set of substantive steps forward.
Despite the gloom-and-doom predictions that dominated the weeks and months leading up to Cancun, the talks must be judged a success. The Cancun Agreements represent a set of modest steps forward.
The key challenge of the Cancun climate talks is to continue the process of constructing a sound foundation for meaningful, long-term global action.