U.S. policymakers at the federal, regional and state level are discussing market-based policies
to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Below are answers to
commonly asked questions about the scope of such legislation and the costs and benefits for business.
Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), will brief journalists on January 7 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on upcoming environmental issues in 2010, including climate, business action, water, forests and more.
WRI’s Bottom Line series provides brief answers, along with recommendations for additional resources, for questions at the forefront of climate and energy policy debates. These two-page fact sheets, informed by WRI’s experience working with businesses to address the challenges of climate change, can help companies, policymakers, and other stakeholders stay informed on important policy concepts.