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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.

National Climate Bank Proposals in the 117th Congress


Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 117th Congress


Market-Based State Policy

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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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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.

Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

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

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California Cap and Trade
Market-Based State Policy

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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.

Building for Tomorrow: Jobs, Climate, and Resilient Infrastructure
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City-business partnerships can help fulfill ambitious pledge
American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future Volume IV

With a combined punch of a global pandemic and economic recession, 2020 and 2021 have brought unprecedented challenges to cities and businesses across the United States. Cities have struggled to provide basic resources and services, while businesses have had to …

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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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