Carbon Market Crossroads: New Ideas for Harnessing Global Markets to Confront Climate Change

April 2013

Nigel Purvis, Samuel Grausz, and Andrew Light of the Center for American Progress describe how international carbon markets have driven ambitious new action against climate change around the world while supporting economic growth and poverty alleviation. The report outlines the current serious challenges facing these important markets and offers a number of recommendations for how to strengthen and employ the markets to confront the growing challenge of climate change.