Social Cost of Carbon
RFF researchers are leading a team of distinguished economists and scientists to improve the science behind estimates of the social cost of carbon—the means by which the US federal government, state governments, and foreign governments account for climate change in their actions—through a process that ensures the highest levels of scientific quality and transparency and builds the scientific foundation for future estimates.
Testimony and Public Comments
Comments to NHTSA and US EPA on Methodological Considerations for Updated Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide Estimates
Prepared for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
The goal of this study is to show how to quantify the benefits of accelerated learning about key parameters of the climatic system and use this knowledge to improve decision-making on climate policy.
Using and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon
We propose an institutional process for regular SCC review