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The Future of Global Climate Policy

January 23, 2012
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Significantly limiting humanity's impact on the global climate is quite simply an enormous task. Unfortunately, thanks to budget austerity, federal gridlock, and lack of real progress in international climate negotiations, there is considerably less hope of implementing sweeping climate and energy policy changes in the next several years. Now more than ever, it is time to take a hard look at where we stand and figure out how to match our policies to our climate goals.

In a thought provoking series of posts, ITIF's Matthew Stepp and Breakthrough Institute's Jesse Jenkins work through what our current climate policy approach should be, given our current climate outlook, while addressing a number of fundamental tensions among climate advocates and scientists.

Part 1: Taking Stock of Our Climate Outlook

Part 2: Is Economic Contraction a Climate Solution

Part 3: Clean Energy Innovation Imperative

Part 4: Buying Time and Building Resilience through Climate Adaptation Innovation Policy

Part 5: Slowing Warming by Cutting Methane and Pollutants