Project Report:
Addressing Climate Change through Public Policy and Markets
- Investigates the causes of economic imbalances.
- Explores and develops market-based solutions.


Climate change is one of the most important challenges mankind is facing and it is therefore important to find ways to address it through regulation and harnessing the power of markets.
Together the two projects we propose, will focus on this challenge by seeking to understand the underexplored issues related to the climate crisis and by exploring potential avenues for policy change.


Project deliverable update, 11/2/22:

1. A report was published on “The moment for EVs: Strategies to transform American roads” on 7/21/2022. Link:

2. A policy brief was published on “Why climate policy scenarios are important, how to use them, and what has been learned” on 9/27/2022. Link:

3. A private roundtable, How the legal system can be used to advance climate action, on 10/27/2022.


Our project falls within the (1) and (4) categories of the Walker Foundation Grant Guideline topics. The first of two proposed projects will build on the CRM’s efforts to conduct research and policy work to advance our knowledge of how we can solve the climate crisis by leveraging both regulations and markets and improve our understanding of the interplay between climate policy and market-based solutions. With a specific focus on issues that are currently underexplored in the debate, broad topics for our proposed climate work in the project period may include carbon pricing, climate risk management and technological solutions to climate change.


This project is focused primarily on U.S. policy at the national level, although some policy discussions may consider local or global impacts.

Amount Approved
$50,000.00 on 6/29/2022 (Check sent: 7/19/2022)


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Sarah Savoy
Director of Development, Foundations, ES, The Brookings Institution

Posted 5/10/2022 10:32 AM
Updated   5/7/2023 11:08 AM

  • Nonprofit


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