In the past, CLPP's work covered a broader spectrum of issues, including international human rights (protecting the rights of communities particularly vulnerable to climate impacts). While those issues remain of the highest importance, CLPP's current focus is narrower: formulating and promoting domestic and international climate policies that direct expenditures by emitters towards driving actions that cost-effectively achieve emission reductions.
Such approaches could include:
These approaches represent ways that U.S. states, the U.S. EPA, other national governments, and perhaps even Congress (someday) can achieve greater emission reductions at lower cost.
CLPP and Donald Goldberg have prepared a range of papers laying out some of these ideas, including: