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A Religious Perspective on Carbon Pricing

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July 31, 2019

As the impacts of climate change continue to worsen, Congress is stepping up its consideration of policies that will address our contribution to climate change and support communities suffering its effects. This webinar, featuring Emily Wirzba, FCNL’s Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy & Environment, provides a faith-based perspective on one such proposal: carbon pricing.

Watch the recording for an overview of the goals of carbon pricing and how it works; how faith communities are engaging with carbon pricing; the specific questions that religious organizations are using to evaluate carbon pricing legislation; and an overview of the current bills in Congress.

Moderated by: Shantha Ready Alonso, Creation Justice Ministries


  • Cassandra Carmichael, National Religious Partnership for the Environment
  • Emily Wirzba, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Rebecca Eastwood, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Prayers from:

  • Christian Brooks, Presbyterian Church USA
  • Mirele Goldsmith, Jewish Earth Action

Sponsored by the Washington Interreligious Staff Community’s Energy and Ecology Working Group.

Background Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change 

FCNL believes that carbon pricing is one of many essential tools that Congress should use to address climate change and shift towards a clean energy economy. While we have not endorsed any particular bill at this time, we are supportive overall of the efforts from both parties to advance carbon pricing legislation. We hope that the below resources will help our network advocate for just climate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote equitable communities.