Salata Institute Director James Stock to co-chair new Brookings task force on a federal Office of Carbon Scoring
The Brookings Institute announced Thursday that it will form a nine-member task force co-chaired by James Stock, director of the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability and professor in the Economics department and Kennedy School at Harvard University and Meredith Fowlie, professor in the Agriculture and Resource Economics department at University of California, Berkeley.
“As more and more people in the U.S. experience climate change, we are likely to see future congressional proposals to take further steps towards decarbonization” said Fowlie and Stock.
“Crafting and evaluating such proposals requires estimating how much they actually would reduce emissions, which can be a complex exercise. Having a trusted, timely, and neutral estimate of those emissions impacts – akin to a fiscal impact estimate from the Congressional Budget Office – would help legislators refine their proposals so that they achieve their climate goals.”