17 Mar '17, 3pm

Why the Social Cost of Carbon Is Critical for America to Make Sound Policies

Why the Social Cost of Carbon Is Critical for America to Make Sound Policies

This post is part of WRI’s blog series, The Trump Administration . The series analyzes policies and actions by the administration and their implications for climate change, energy, economics and more. According to reports , President Trump is poised to sign a new directive dropping climate change as a consideration when evaluating government agencies’ actions. The move would also reconsider the government’s use of a metric known as the “social cost of carbon,” which helps analysts assess the economic benefits of climate action and economic costs of inaction. The social cost of carbon (SCC) assigns a dollar value to the benefits from reducing carbon dioxide emissions and addressing climate change. Examples of such benefits are wide ranging, from preserving crop yields and protecting human health to limiting the risk of flooding to coastal properties. With these estimates in...

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