How do carbon markets work? | The Economist

In theory putting a price on carbon emissions should incentivise businesses to stop polluting. So why have carbon markets failed to achieve their goal of reducing global emissions? Read more here:

00:00 – Has putting a price on emissions worked?
00:27 – Where do carbon markets come from?
01:42 – How does ‘cap and trade’ work?
03:22 – Why aren’t carbon markets reducing emissions?
04:15 – What are the loopholes?
05:24 – What are the solutions?

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