Barry Rabe receives grant to study climate change policies in Canada, U.S.

April 7, 2011

Barry Rabe received a small grant from the Canadian Embassy to continue his research on climate change opinion and policies in the United States and Canada.

Rabe's project, "Pricing Carbon: Provincial Formation of Climate Policy," will closely examine a recent shift—to a more active engagement—in the climate policies of four Canadian provinces. As described in the project's abstract, this research will examine the factors prompting these provincial policy shifts, issues of policy tool selection, and intergovernmental decisions to enter into formal partnerships with other provinces or select American states.

Rabe, with co-authors Christopher Borick and Erick Lachapelle, recently published a report for the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) called "Climate Compared: Public Opinion on Climate Change in the United States and Canada." "Climate Compared" provides insight into the evolution of American public opinion regarding climate matters while producing direct comparisons between the views of the American and Canadian publics on matters pertaining to climate change and its mitigation.