UU Ministry for Earth has signed on to the “Carbon Pricing Principles,” developed by the National Religious Partnership for the Environment.

It is imperative that the United States demonstrate global leadership and accountability to address the dangers of climate change. One way this global leadership can be demonstrated is by passing ambitious legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions domestically. Faith organizations recognize that carbon pricing is one of many legislative and administrative tools that can be used to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and address injustices related to climate change both in the U.S. and abroad.

In an effort to ensure that carbon pricing policy proposals are informed by vulnerable members of our communities and by those most impacted by climate change and the extraction of fossil fuels, we have developed the following principles:

Carbon Pricing Principles