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Правильная цена для сохранения нашего климата

ВАШИНГТОН, округ Колумбия – Когда мировые лидеры соберутся на этой неделе в Париже на Конференции ООН по Изменению Климата, их задачей будет достичь глобального соглашения по сокращению выбросов парниковых газов. Успешный результат, демонстрирующий, что страны могут работать вместе на благо планеты, послал бы мощный сигнал надежды всему миру – и людям в Париже, которые остаются непокоренными, после недавних террористических атак.

Климатические обязательства будут сделаны на основе Предполагаемых Определяемых на Национальном Уровне Вкладов (INDCs), или обязательств по сокращению выбросов во всем мире. Я считаю, что цена выбросов должна быть в центре этих обязательств.

Достижение снижения выбросов парниковых газов по самой низкой возможной цене, требует революции в использовании и производстве энергии. Постепенное, предсказуемое и надежное повышение цен на энергоносители, обеспечило бы мощные стимулы для потребителей, по снижению своих счетов за электроэнергию. В то же время, правильная цена на углерод, позволила бы плавный переход от ископаемых видов топлива, путем поощрения инвестиций в технологические инновации.

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