Today’s climate challenge requires policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and to prepare populations and infrastructure for the impacts of climate change through adaptation.
The goal of our studies in this area is to ensure that any proposed policy is realistic and without unintended consequences. Toward that end, our research aims to delineate the economic and climatic impacts of different policy decisions.
In an effort to inform decision-makers about the benefits and costs of different approaches, we are continuing to study carbon taxes, regulations and cap-and-trade systems in the U.S., Europe and China, and expanding our coverage to other regions such as Africa, South America and Asia.
To learn more about our research in this area, please contact the Joint Program.