May 15, 2008

Towards a Social Policy for Climate Change

One thing blogging is good for is encouraging your inner autodidact, and so something I'd like to work out on this blog is what an equitable policy concerning climate change would look like. This is a matter not only of ethics but also of understanding how policy is currently made concerning low-income households, and what it means to add climate change to the mix there. I've studied aspects of this at MSPP, of course, but I think that getting a clearer idea of what it entails -- really fleshing it out -- would add enormously to the policy debate over climate change when it will likely begin in earnest in 2009. Right now, the outfit doing the best and the most work on this topic is the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities' new climate office, and I'll probably be turning to it a number of times going forward.

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