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Climate Change

RFF's Bell examines possible problems with CO2 cap-and-trade efforts

Many climate experts feel that a cap-and-trade plan for carbon dioxide is one of the most efficient ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But who will verify claims of emissions reductions in a global CO2 market? And will developing nations be willing to tackle greenhouse gas reductions instead of more pressing environmental problems? During today's OnPoint, Ruth Greenspan Bell, resident scholar at Resources for the Future, talks about these questions and more as she addresses some of the challenges facing emissions trading plans. Bell, director of RFF's program for International Institutional Development and Environmental Assistance, also draws on her experience helping several Asian and European nations implement new environmental laws.