Alissa will present findings from her recent paper (with Tobias Adrian and Patrick Bolton), “The Great Carbon Arbitrage.”
From the abstract:
We measure gains from phasing out coal as the social cost of carbon times the quantity of avoided emissions. By comparing the present value of benefits from avoided emissions against the present value of costs of ending coal and replacing it with renewables, our conservative baseline estimate is that the world can realize a net gain of \$85 trillion. A way to reap this huge gain is to strike a Coasian bargain, as a complement to incomplete carbon pricing, to provide blended financing to replace coal with renewables. We quantify requisite climate financing for supplanting coal with renewables across the world.
You can download the data file here.
The Great Carbon Arbitrage (Paper)
The Great Carbon Arbitrage (Slides)