Accounting for Ecosystem Service Values in Climate Policy
In a comment for Nature Climate Change, RFF Fellow Hannah Druckenmiller reflects on the need to incorporate the ecosystem impacts of climate change into the social cost of carbon.
Ecosystem services are often omitted from climate policy owing to difficulties in estimating the economic value of climate-driven ecosystem changes. However, recent advances in data and methods can help us overcome these challenges and move towards a more comprehensive accounting of climate impacts.
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Common Resources — Sep 7, 2023
Fostering a Low-Carbon Future with the Oil and Gas Industry
Covering the value of diverse viewpoints, international cooperation, technology optimism, and decarbonizing the private sector in a discussion with Resources for the Future President and CEO Richard G. Newell on the Real Decarbonization podcast.
In Focus — Aug 30, 2023
In Focus: Carbon Emissions from Wildfire
This video shares insights about the record-breaking emissions from Canada’s wildfires and the implications for Canadian, US, and global emissions-reduction efforts, with RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer.
Resources Radio — Aug 22, 2023
Measuring the Long-Term Health Effects of Air Pollution, with Tatyana Deryugina
Tatyana Deryugina discusses the short- and long-term health effects of air-pollution exposure for different groups and how to measure those effects.
Common Resources — Aug 18, 2023
The Future of the Waters of the United States after Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency
In the ruling of the recently decided court case Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court has scaled back water protections under the definition of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act.