One year in, President Trump’s climate policy agenda has largely focused on rolling back any progress started by his predecessor—from suspending a rule to limit methane leaks from oil and gas operations on federal land to beginning the process of repealing the Obama Administration’s signature climate change regulation, the Clean Power Plan, and withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. Central to the President’s success in rolling back these efforts is a figure called the social cost of carbon. Host Jeff McMahon talks with UChicago Law’s Mark Templeton and Roberto Borgert about the legal challenges surrounding the social cost of carbon that may undermine President Trump’s efforts.
Areas of Focus: Climate Change
, Climate Law & Policy
Climate change is an urgent global challenge. EPIC research is helping to assess its impacts, quantify its costs, and identify an efficient set of policies to reduce emissions and adapt...
, Social Cost of Carbon
Climate Law & Policy
As countries around the world implement policies to confront climate change, EPIC research is calculating which policies will have the most impact for the least cost.
, Accelerating and Smoothing the Transition Away from Coal
Social Cost of Carbon
The social cost of carbon is an essential tool for incorporating the cost of climate change into policy-making, corporate planning and investment decisionmaking in the United States and around the...
Accelerating and Smoothing the Transition Away from Coal
Regulators should consider coal’s full social costs when deciding whether to approve new mines and power plant emissions limits and address legacy environmental issues at sites while giving coal workers...