Why should we price carbon?

(part 1: why a carbon tax?) After several years of discussion and an initial document dating back to 2010, the National Treasury’s Carbon Tax Policy Paper was finally released for public comment in May 2013. Since then, debate over both the efficacy and prudence of pricing carbon in the South African economy has dominated in the media, with many commentators arguing that the tax will kill industry or cost jobs. We think this discussion has become divorced from the realities… Read moreWhy should we price carbon?