Appeals court allows US govt to resume use of social cost of carbon metric

Published 19:16 on March 17, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:16 on March 17, 2022  /  Americas, International, US  /  No Comments

A US federal appeals court reinstated the use of interim ‘social cost of carbon’ (SCC) estimates on Wednesday, after a lower court had blocked the key climate metric from being used by President Joe Biden's government agencies to measure the benefits of reducing GHG emissions.

A US federal appeals court reinstated the use of interim ‘social cost of carbon’ (SCC) estimates on Wednesday, after a lower court had blocked the key climate metric from being used by President Joe Biden’s government agencies to measure the benefits of reducing GHG emissions.

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