Argument: A carbon tax can be implemented immediately

Issue Report: Cap-and-trade versus carbon tax


“Carbon Taxes vs. Cap-and-Trade”. Carbon Tax Center: “Carbon taxes can be implemented much sooner than complex cap-and-trade systems. Because of the urgency of the climate crisis, we do not have the luxury of waiting while the myriad details of a cap-and-trade system are resolved through lengthy negotiations.”

Charles Komanoff. “Climate ‘Realism’ demands carbon tax”. GristMill. 7 Feb 2007 – “The workings of cap-and-trade systems are extraordinarily complex and will take years to iron out and start up (carbon taxes could be implemented much sooner).”