This chart presents total net greenhouse gas reductions achieved by the APA, the CLEARA and the ACESA relative to U.S. historical and projected emissions under the three reduction scenarios..
WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our work in the United States.
WASHINGTON (February 17, 2017) — Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new administrator to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Below is WRI's statement.
Statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:
The United States spent $2.6 billion in 2015 to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change. While this finance represents just 0.07 percent of the federal budget, it boosts U.S. business, promotes international development and improves national security.
The proposed economy-wide tax could enable the United States to achieve its international emissions targets with better economic outcomes than under a purely regulatory approach.
For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy.
Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson to be U.S. Secretary of State. Previously Tillerson was the chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly owned oil and gas company.
Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
President Trump's cabinet nominees have understated the connection between human activity and climate change and suggested there’s too much uncertainty to act. The truth is that these views fly in the face of well-established science.
Recent actions from the Trump administration could not only undermine the government's ability to protect the environment and public health, they erode the foundations of good governance.