The United States has made green spending a key part of its stimulus packages in response to the domestic and global economic crisis.
In October 2008, Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabi
Opportunities and Limitations of Greenhouse Gas Offsets
Carbon offset programs require the application of rigorous quantification, verification, and enforcement criteria in order to ensure that the integrity of greenhouse gas (GHG) caps is not compromised. Some types of climate change mitigation activities---especially those involving soil or forest...
Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program
This policy brief presents the competing arguments for state-led and federal-led climate legislation, and argues for a third—“hybrid”—approach that maximizes the strengths of each level of government.
This figure compares targets for legislative proposals of mandatory cap and trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions.
This figure depicts the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions budgets for the proposals over two time periods.