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.

State Climate Policy Maps

View

Climate Intervention: The Case for Research

View

Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 116th Congress

View
Skip to:

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.

Blog Post
Transparency helps the world see Paris action clearly
View
Publication
The ‘Signaling’ Effect of the Paris Agreement

Multilateral agreements generally pertain to the actions of national governments. The Paris Agreement, for instance, sets collective goals and spells out the obligations of the national governments that join it – the most important being the development and implementation of …

View Details Download (pdf, 484 KB)

View
Publication
Paris Climate Agreement Q&A

More than 190 nations meeting in Paris in December 2015 reached a landmark agreement to strengthen the global climate effort. The Paris Agreement commits countries to undertake “nationally determined contributions” and establishes mechanisms to hold them accountable and to strengthen …

View Details Download (pdf, 182 KB)

Explore all

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.

View
Publication
Climate Policy Priorities for the New Administration and Congress

The start of a new Administration and a new Congress provides a vital opportunity to dramatically scale up the U.S. response to climate change. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has worked closely with leading companies to assess policy …

View Details Download (pdf, 460 KB)

Blog Post
Inaugurating hope for ambitious climate solutions
Webinar
The Business Case for Ambitious, Bipartisan Climate Action

Explore all

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.

Map
U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

A greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target is a state-level goal to reduce emissions by a specific amount by a pre-determined date. The targets can cover all greenhouse gas emissions or specific gases (e.g., carbon dioxide only). The targets can be …

View Details

Map
Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map and related materials pertaining to all types of extreme weather can be found here. Last updated January 2021

View Details

State Climate Policy Maps

Explore all

City and 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.

Blog Post
The stakes for climate resilience are now higher than ever
View
Publication
Mayors Leading the Way on Climate – 2020

As part of the Alliance’s ongoing work plan to promote sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mayors across the country were asked about their city’s efforts in the areas of low-carbon transportation, energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, and …

View Details Download (pdf, 7 MB)

View
Publication
American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future – Volume III

Cities across the country are increasingly interested in partnerships to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and low-carbon mobility. Collaborative partnerships between cities and utilities serve as opportunities to advance these goals and can lay the foundation for clean energy …

View Details Download (pdf, 6 MB)

Explore all

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.

Cap and Trade Basics
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
View
Publication
Market Mechanisms: Options for Climate Policy

Climate change poses a significant risk for a broad range of human and natural systems. Policies to reduce emissions are critical if we are to avoid the most costly damages associated with a rapidly changing climate. Compared to traditional command-and-control …

View Details Download (pdf, 298 KB)

Explore all