Playing to win in the most important game in town

Of all the tools available to policy-makers, the simplest and most fundamental for business is putting a price on carbon. A carbon price immediately levels the playing field, and gives businesses a clear economic signal for how they should power their factories, produce their goods, and deliver their services. Again, businesses want the clarity that a price on carbon provides. Two years ago, over 1,000 companies and investors–including Unilever, E.On, and even oil companies like BP–signed onto the World Bank’s “Put a Price on Carbon” statement.

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