Audio: Economic solutions for Climate Change


As a teacher of Economics, this podcast can teach your students about Environmental Resources and Energy Economics, and use of carbon tax policy as a possible economic solution to climate change.

This audio will help students understand the relationship between economics and climate change. Additionally, they will learn about carbon pricing theory and its effectiveness. They will be exposed to initiatives such as the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition and will learn about the dynamics between technology, economics and politics.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

What is Environmental Economics?

  1. How has economics played a role in creating the current climate change crisis?
  2. What is carbon pricing and how does it work?
  3. What is ‘dirty’ infrastructure and how does it impact climate change?
Tool Name Can Economics save Climate Change?
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics, Carbon Pricing, Economics of Fossil Fuels
Climate Topic Energy, Economics, and Climate Change; Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Type of Tool Audio (51 mins)
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Developed by The Elephant (Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University)
Hosted at Player FM
Link Audio Link
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

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