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  • Putting Vulnerability Assessments at the Center of Climate Adaptation Decision-Making

    To make informed choices on something as complex as climate change policy, it’s important to incorporate scientific evidence into the decision-making process. Yet oftentimes scientific assessments do not reach decision-makers, making it difficult to develop evidenced-based policies that lead to effective action.

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  • 3 Tales of Hope for a Low-Carbon Future

    Andrew Steer's recent travels resonated a common narrative: our current, high-carbon path is not only bad for our planet—it’s bad economics, too. He also witnessed how, at three levels—political, analytical, and practical—global momentum is building for a low-carbon future.

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  • Florida Already Feeling Effects of Climate Change

    In an article originally published in Tampa Bay Times, Lee Thomas discusses the effects of climate change in Florida, and the need for state-level action.

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  • National Climate Assessment Reveals How Climate Change Impacts Your Neighborhood

    The National Climate Assessment, released today, is the most comprehensive assessment of U.S. climate impacts to date.

    Here’s a look at how communities across the country are already being affected—as well as steps we can take at the local, state, and federal levels to rein in future warming.

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  • A Renewables Club to Change the World

    The meeting of climate change ministers in Abu Dhabi from 4 to 5 May 2014 represents an opportunity to develop the Renewables Club, established by Germany and nine other countries last year.

    The club could play a key role in overcoming the climate crisis—provided that it becomes more than just an informal discussion group.

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  • Snapshots of Miami Sea Level Rise

    Miami ranks as the most vulnerable city in the world to the risk of coastal flooding caused by sea level rise.

    Despite Miami’s vulnerability to sea level rise, there is reason to be hopeful: Many of the city’s local leaders and community residents are emerging as innovators in local climate action.

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  • How U.S.-China Cooperation Can Expand Clean Energy Development

    Sarah Forbes testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, discussing U.S.-China cooperation on clean energy and its global impact on climate change.

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  • Florida’s Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise Attracts Congressional Attention

    As coastal communities across the United States continue to fall victim to drought, coastal flooding, and other impacts of extreme weather and climate change, leaders at the metropolitan and federal levels are beginning to take action. Yet, Congressional action is an essential but missing piece to comprehensively addressing climate change.

    However, Florida's continuing sea-level rise vulnerability suggests Congress may shift its attention to climate impacts.

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  • Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality

    While some companies are stepping forward on climate change policy, many others have remained quiet.

    WRI worked with the UN and several esteemed partners on a Caring for Climate report to create a common standard for engaging corporate responsibly in climate policy debates. The guide represents a baseline for action and transparent reporting.

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