The Social Cost of Carbon Gets an Interim Update from the Biden Administration

Los Angeles looking from Hollywood at dawn/Getty Images Last Friday, the Biden administration announced an interim update to the social cost of heat-trapping emissions, key metrics for measuring the economic costs of climate impacts from a unit increase in these emissions. This update to the social cost of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide comes […]

As the US Rejoins the Paris Agreement, What’s Next on the Road to COP26?

White House/Flickr On Feb 19th, the United States will officially be back in the Paris Agreement, thirty days after President Biden signed a declaration to rejoin the agreement on his first day in office. The President has clearly signaled to the world that climate change will be a top tier domestic and international priority, putting […]

Five Years on, Keeping the Hope of the Paris Agreement Alive and Strong

United States Secretary of State John Kerry, with his granddaughter in his arms, signs the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard/CC BY-ND (Flickr) On December 12, the world will mark the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. Back in 2015, there was so much hope that this would be a true turning point for global climate […]