Coin under flame.

为何金融能够拯救地球

巴黎—大部分人讨厌金融,把金融堪称不负责任和贪婪的同义词。但是,即使金融引发了百年一遇的衰退和数百万人失业,但它仍是阻止更糟糕的灾难——气候变化所不可或缺的工具。

急需采取行动遏制气候变暖、阻止人类灾难;但全球社会极度缺乏工具。经济学家所宣扬的最合理的方案——如全球温室气体排放限额和相关的交易制度,或通过全球二氧化碳排放税执行世界范围内的碳定价——得不到多少支持。

相反,12月的巴黎联合国气候变化会议谈判基于被称之为各国自定贡献预案的自愿的单方面承诺。尽管纳入自愿目标有助于增加全球动力,但这一方针不可能产生具有约束力的、与挑战规模匹配的承诺。

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