Global warming is the existential challenge of our time, threatening lives, livelihoods and the future of the planet. To avoid the worst impacts and preserve a livable planet for future generations, we need to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Carbon pricing is a proven and effective way to help us meet that goal.
Making polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions is one of the best options to cut global warming pollution. Putting a price on carbon pushes polluters away from using dirty fossil fuels and toward clean energy or energy efficiency.
Carbon pricing is effective and practical — there are 61 carbon pricing programs operating or planned around the world, including in 11 U.S. states.