Policy Hub

Lasting climate solutions hinge on innovative policies at all levels – local, state, federal and international. Market-based approaches like carbon pricing are a cornerstone of practical, cost-effective climate policy.

COP 24 Katowice

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Outlining Essential Elements of the Paris ‘Rulebook’

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State Climate Policy Maps

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International

Climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions. Efforts like the Paris Agreement strengthen confidence that all countries are doing their share, helping each country do even more.

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US Federal

To meet the climate challenge, the United States needs a comprehensive national approach. Well-designed federal policy can cut emissions and strengthen resilience while driving economic growth.

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Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 115th Congress

Carbon pricing offers a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten states are already pricing carbon, and a number of states are considering similar action. This fact sheet summarizes and compares nine carbon pricing proposals introduced in the 115th …

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Promising Market and Federal Solutions for Existing Nuclear Power

Since late 2012, six of the 104 nuclear reactors in the United States have retired. An additional 13 reactor retirements by 2025 have been announced. These early retirements impact the United States’ ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet …

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Regulating Power Sector Carbon Emissions

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State

In the absence of stronger federal leadership, many states are enacting their own climate goals and policies. They serve as laboratories, demonstrating what's effective and informing national policy.

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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map shows billion-dollar weather events in the United States since 2000, as identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Click on any circle to learn about one of the billion-dollar weather events, or any …

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Framework for Engaging Small- and Medium-sized Businesses in Maryland on Climate Resilience

Many small businesses are not aware of the risks they face from changing climate conditions, and may not have plans in place to respond and recover from weather events. This issue is especially important in Maryland, where small businesses—defined as …

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State Climate Policy Maps

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City/Local

As centers of population and energy use, cities generate a majority of our climate emissions. Local governments play a critical role in reducing emissions and in making communities resilient to climate change.

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Greening City Fleets
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Energy Efficient Cities: Lessons from Public – Private Initiatives
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Framework for Engaging Small- and Medium-sized Businesses in Maryland on Climate Resilience

Many small businesses are not aware of the risks they face from changing climate conditions, and may not have plans in place to respond and recover from weather events. This issue is especially important in Maryland, where small businesses—defined as …

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Carbon Pricing

A growing number of jurisdictions are adopting market-based climate policies. By putting a price on carbon, these policies give businesses the incentive to innovate so they can cut emissions at the lowest possible cost.

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