Colleges and universities are important leaders in preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Pricing carbon is one instrument schools can use to advance climate solutions. This toolkit provides recommendations, examples, and tools to guide schools through the process of exploring, designing, and implementing a carbon price on campus.
The toolkit is a product of the Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group, a collaboration of institutions interested in internal carbon pricing. Visit the About Us section to learn more about the working group and the toolkit authors. This toolkit is in beta, and the authors invite questions and recommendations for improvement.
An overview of the rationale and benefits of internal carbon pricing on college and university campuses.
Information on the different models of internal carbon pricing, and considerations for each.
Recommendations and practical considerations for implementing a carbon pricing policy on campus.
Case studies from colleges and universities that have implemented different forms of carbon pricing.
Sample communications and templates for outreach regarding carbon pricing policies.
Tools to support decision making, data management, and financial analysis related to internal carbon pricing.
Frequently asked questions about carbon pricing.
This toolkit is a joint project of many authors at several schools and institutions. We look forward to hearing your feedback, answering your questions, and helping you explore carbon pricing options.