One climate. One price. One hope.

Three choices for 2013 and beyond

in the face of climate change


The goal of the Option 13 effort is to galvanize international action to put in place a global mechanism of sufficient scope to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system in advance of 2013.

We can’t meet global goals without a global mechanism.

We need the same price on carbon everywhere or it won't work anywhere.

We Need A Global Carbon Tax

Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2008

By Ralph Nader and Toby Heaps

If President Obama wants to stop the descent toward dangerous global climate change, and avoid the trade anarchy that current approaches to this problem will invite, he should take Al Gore’s proposal for a carbon tax and make it global. A tax on CO2 emissions—not a cap-and-trade system—offers the best prospect of meaningfully engaging China and the U.S., while avoiding the prospect of unhinged environmental protectionism. [ read more ... ]



 Download the white paper (PDF Version: December 2, 2008)



Option 13 Press Release at Conclusion of Bali Cop 13 Meeting

Option 13 2007 COP 13 Bali Blog Archive


Financial Times, Green options for US energy policy, January 1 2009

Financial Times, The greening of globalization, January 3 2008

New York Times, Thomas Friedman, The Real Generation X, December 7, 2008

Reuters, Good policies can contain climate costs, April 4, 2008

Scientific American, Making carbon markets work, December, 2007

Carbon Tax Captains


Important Climate Governance Initiatives


Project Catalyst

Global Leaders for Climate Action

The Climate Group: Breaking the Climate Deadlock

International Institute for Sustainable Development: Trade and Climate Change

Tony Blair: Breaking the Climate Deadlock

Road to Copenhagen

Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements

Climate Crisis Coalition - Earth Equity News

Cop 15 Copenhagen 2009

How Retailers Can Prevent Climate Change


“Ideally, politicians would choose the more efficient carbon tax, which implies a relatively stable price that producers can building into their investment plans”
Editorial, The Economist, September 9, 2006


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