March 23, 2017

PANEL 2B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS 10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM PANEL 2B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS Constitution Ballroom C-E

PANEL 2B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Conducting a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) on the impacts of climate change – and on proposals to mitigate future climate change – is complicated and difficult. Preliminary applications, however, reveal the social costs of limiting greenhouse gas emissions exceeds benefits by orders of magnitude.

This we know for sure: Politics does a very poor job of choosing policies with the lowest marginal costs.