Federal Climate Change Programs: Funding History and Policy Issues

As awareness of global climate change has expanded over the past decade, successive Congresses and Administrations have committed resources to studying climate change and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, most notably carbon dioxide. The effort has included funding science and technology, creating tax preferences, and assisting other countries in their attempts to curtail greenhouse-gas emissions. At the direction of the Congress, successive Administrations have produced annual tabulations of the costs of the federal government’s climate change programs. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study examines the government’s commitment of resources to those purposes. It presents information on current spending and analyzes recent patterns and trends in spending.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pub. No. 4025
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2010 11:35AM