Assessing Vermont’s climate responsibility: A comparative analysis of per capita emissions

by Lena Stier, Data Manager & Research Analyst, and Jared Duval, Executive Director

September 2023

Abstract

This paper explores Vermont’s climate responsibility in the context of comparing GHG emissions data on a per capita basis, as well as on a cumulative basis. The purpose of this research is to analyze how Vermont’s emissions stack up against those of other jurisdictions, in order to better understand the state’s relative responsibility. In this paper, we also draw on concepts from moral philosophy and economics to understand climate responsibility as a collective action problem and a public goods dilemma. 

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