Motion Three

A global carbon tax would do more harm than good
Professor Jose Goldemberg of Sao Paulo University reminds us that the developing world is unlikely agree to sacrifice economic development for an environmental agenda. He not only says that a global tax would do more harm than good but that to even aim for one would be unrealistic. Sir Nicholas Stern of the UK treasury and author of the Stern review stands against the motion. According to Sir Nicholas, companies must face with the full social cost of their actions and that, in economic terms, a common global carbon price would be the most efficient way of achieving this.