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What are the cultural issues behind climate policy?

Why do we have such a range of climate plans - including over 60 different greenhouse gas emissions pricing systems - when we are trying to collectively reduce climate impact from the burning of fossil fuels - a global concern?

This is a fundamental question for Janelle Knox-Hayes, Lister Brothers Associate Professor of Economic Geography and Planning, who continues to research and publish examinations of how location and culture affect the shaping and efficacy of emissions markets.

To learn more about Knox-Hayes, including details of her recent book, The Cultures of Markets (Oxford Press, 2016) and her current research focus, supported by the Icelandic Fulbright Commission, read her full faculty spotlight on MIT News.

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