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US carbon tax would boost chances of global climate agreement

US carbon tax would boost chances of global climate agreement

Updated 7 December 2012, 22:19 AEDT

The climate change talks in Doha wraps up this week, with little to show after two weeks -- beyond the reminder of the urgency of more decisive action against emissions.

The world has set 2015 as the deadline for a new binding global agreement.

Before then, the biggest emitter, the United States will have a carbon tax.

That's according to Joshua Meltzer, a Fellow with the Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development Program.

Dr Meltzer studies the connections between international trade and climate change - he says a carbon tax will provide a big push for new technologies and jobs.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speaker: Dr Joshua Meltzer, Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University

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