This policy brief focuses on the potential impact of climate change policies like cap-and-trade programs on carbon-intensive manufacturing in Oregon. In particular, it addresses the risk of “leakage” in Oregon’s carbon-intensive manufacturing.
This policy brief analyzes the job impacts of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and highlights the policy design options that can best promote both lower greenhouse gas emissions and good jobs.
The paper focuses on AB 32’s potential impact on California jobs and workers, and highlights ways that California labor unions can influence the implementation process to promote both lower emissions and good jobs.
As California moves toward a decision on how it will implement AB 32, the state’s landmark “Global Warming Solutions Act,” there is increasing interest in the legislation on the part of labor unions, who want to make sure that the AB 32 implementation plan not only benefits the environment but also benefits California’s economy and workers.