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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.

Social Cost of Carbon 101

Review the basics of the social cost of carbon in this explainer.

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The SCC Initiative

Learn more about the current research of the Social Cost of Carbon Initiative.

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