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Developing Energy Policy in the U.S.
Issue“The United States has yet to act decisively [on climate change]. The government has not committed to mandatory emissions reductions or ratified the Kyoto protocol.”
FundingNearly 20% of foundation grants for U.S.-focused climate change programs in 2007 funded policy work
ChallengeHow can we support the development and implementation of climate change policies at the federal level?
StrategyReduce carbon emissions through state and regional policy initiatives that lead to the development of a national regulatory framework
Case StudyRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Design to Win: Philanthropy's Role in the Fight against Global Warming
California Environmental Associates
Confronting the Climate Challenge
Cap and Trade
Who Pays for Climate Policy?: New Estimates of the Household Burden and Economic Impact of a U.S. Cap-and-Trade System