Selected Articles in Public Policy and Other Periodicals

Stavins, Robert N.State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Doesn’t Cut Net Emissions.” Capitol Weekly (2016). Publisher's Version


Stavins, Robert N.Trade Talks Can Follow Path of Paris Climate Change Agreement.” The Environmental Forum 33 (2016): 15. column_71.pdf


Stavins, Robert N.Are the Pope’s Critiques of Markets on Point or Somewhat Misguided?The Environmental Forum 33 (2016): 15. column_70.pdf


Stavins, Robert N.COP21 is Still on Track as Countries Drop Their More Unfeasible Ambitions.” The Conversation, 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Progress is being made at the Paris climate talks, as negotiators being to accept the limits of what can and can't be delivered.


Stavins, Robert N.A Five-Point Scorecard That Predicts Success at the Paris Climate Talks.” The Conversation, 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract

I returned from a brief trip to Paris two days before the horrific events of November 13, which shocked and saddened civilised people everywhere. I was in Paris for discussions regarding climate change…


Stavins, Robert N.Thanks to Paris, We Have a Foundation for Meaningful Climate Progress.” The Conversation, 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The Paris deal has laid the foundations for real global progress on climate change. On that score, it must be judged a huge success.


Lawrence, Robert, and Robert N. Stavins. “What the WTO Can Learn from Paris Climate Talks.” The Boston Globe (2015). Publisher's VersionAbstract

Negotiators for the discussions to take place in Nairobi should emulate the progress made in the climate change agreements.


Stavins, Robert N.A Key Element for the Climate Talks.” The Environmental Forum 32 (2015): 14. column_69.pdf


Stavins, Robert N.Is Cheap Oil Good News or Bad?The Environmental Forum 32 (2015): 14. column_68.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “A Breakthrough Climate Accord in Lima but a Tough Road to Paris.” The Conversation, 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 14th last year, climate negotiators in Lima, Peru concluded the COP-20 talks with an agreement among 195 countries. The Lima Call for Climate Action, or Lima…
Stavins, Robert N. “The UN's Climate Change Body Looks Inward to Move Ahead.” The Conversation, 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract
At a crossroads with its chairman leaving, the UN’s IPCC looks to engage more social scientists and representatives from developing countries.
Stavins, Robert N. “Assessing the Energy Paradox.(achieving Energy Efficiency Technologies Cost Benefits).” The Environmental Forum 32 (2015): 14. column_67.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “COP-20 in Lima: A New Way Forward.(conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change).” The Environmental Forum 32 (2015): 14. column_65.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “The IPCC at a Crossroads.(intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).” The Environmental Forum 32 (2015): 16. column_66.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “When leaders meet in Paris.(for the UN Earth Summit 2015).” The Environmental Forum 32 (2015): 14. column_64.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Divestment Is No Substitute For Real Action on Climate Change.” Yale Environment 360, 2014. Publisher's Version
Stavins, Robert N. “Cap and Trade Is the Only Feasible Way of Cutting Emissions.” The New York Times (2014). Publisher's VersionAbstract
With 30 years of success, even if uneven at times, pricing regimes have provided incentives to achieve goals in the least expensive manner. By Robert N. Stavins.
Stavins, Robert N. “Climate Realities.” The New York Times (2014). Publisher's VersionAbstract
The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century.
Stavins, Robert N. “UN Summit Can Accelerate Momentum to a New Approach to Climate Change.” The Boston Globe (2014). Publisher's Version
Stavins, Robert N. “Should Endowments Divest Their Holdings in Fossil Fuels?Wall Street Journal (2014). Publisher's VersionAbstract
Ellen Dorsey of the Wallace Global Fund says they should, for moral and financial reasons. Harvard’s Robert Stavins counters that divestment is a symbolic act that would achieve little and cost much.