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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.

SCC Computing Platform: Running the IWG Models

RFF's free, open-source computing platform allows users to access, run, and modify the social cost of carbon (SCC) models used by the federal Interagency Working Group to estimate the SCC.

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From the Blog: SCC Will Underpin Climate Policy

RFF's Richard G. Newell and Maureen Cropper—co-chairs of a landmark National Academies of Sciences report on the social cost of carbon—reflect on how the administration can orient the process around scientific and regulatory best practices.

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The SCC Initiative

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

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