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Policy 360: Carbon Tax

Brian Murray joined the Policy 360 podcast, produced by Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, to discuss different carbon tax approaches and their pros and cons for curbing CO2 emissions.

The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (Rhodes iiD), in partnership with the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability is now accepting student applications for this summer’s Climate+ projects. Climate+ is a vertical within Rhodes iiD’s Data+ program, a full-time, ten-week summer research experience for Duke students of all class years and majors.

Successfully tackling climate change and its impacts will require rethinking the roles of public agencies and the private sector, argues Nicholas Institute expert Ashley Ward in a commentary at The Hill.

Over 50 percent of US dams were built before 1970. As they age, their safety liabilities increase and effectiveness decreases. A new federal financing program could help with dam rehabilitation—but maximizing the program’s potential calls for congressional action, argue Nicholas Institute expert Martin Doyle and coauthor John Ryan in a commentary at The Hill.

Ashley Ward joins 97.9 The Hill’s "News on the Hill" program every other Thursday to comment on the latest climate news.

Little attention has been paid to the economic benefits of natural systems beyond basic measures of GDP. Katie Warnell spoke with Context about how quantifying their value could help drive conservation and preservation policy making.

Duke University had a robust presence at COP27, as scholars and students actively engaged with global decision makers. Nicholas Institute experts who were on the ground in Egypt share their thoughts on the outcomes of the conference.

NESP engages more than 2,000 public and private sector stakeholders to enhance collaboration within the ecosystem services community and strengthen coordination of policy, market implementation, and research at the national level. NESP’s research, products, and regular webinars help advance innovative, sustainable approaches to managing natural resources.

The Kyoto Protocol turns 25 this month. The framework signed on Dec. 11, 1997, committed industrialized countries and economies to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Comments from Duke University experts are available for use in your coverage.

The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and Duke in DC recently hosted an event introducing Energy Pathways USA, a Duke-led initiative that convenes partners across multiple industries to accelerate progress toward net-zero carbon emissions.