Experts Discuss Microsoft, Yale Carbon Pricing Initiatives at Pardee Center Sponsored Event

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University hosted a panel discussion on Internal Carbon Funds on Thursday, September 21.

Carbon pricing is a policy instrument regarded by climate scientists, economists, and political and business leaders as an important part of efforts to mitigate global climate change.

Microsoft’s Liz Willmott explained how in its first five years the company’s carbon pricing program changed the company’s culture, reduced carbon emissions by more than 9 million metric tons, purchased more than 14M MWh of renewable energy, and helped reduce energy consumption more than 10% across the Redmond campus.

Yale’s Casey Pickett presented the experience of implementing Yale’s carbon charge program following the leadership decision to use the campus as a test bed for carbon pricing.

BU’s Kenneth Pucker discussed effective carbon pricing and organizational behavior based on accurate measurement of climate impacts.

The discussion was moderated by ProPublica’s Andrew Revkin.

The full event can be viewed in the video above.