Lessons from the Rising Tides Summitby C. Forbes Tompkins and Nathan Cogswell - December 2016
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states. The policy...
Testimony of David Waskow before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public WorksNovember 2015
In a November 18, 2015 testimony, David Waskow addresses the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
This fact sheet examines how Virginia can use its existing policies and infrastructure to meet its emission standards under the Clean Power Plan while minimizing compliance costs, ensuring reliability, and harnessing economic opportunities. Read about additional analyses in WRI's fact sheet...
Road to Paris: Examining the President’s International Climate Agenda and Implications for Domestic Environmental Policy
Testimony of Dr. Karl Hausker before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Worksby Karl Hausker - July 2015
In a July 8, 2015 testimony, Karl Hausker addresses the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
by Michael Obeiter and Christopher Weber - June 2015
This working paper is a first of its kind guide for US states aiming to enact policies to regulate methane emissions.
It looks at ways to reduce methane leaks from major emissions sources, including technologies to help reduce methane emissions and model rules for states to base future...
by Karl Hausker, Kristin Igusky, Rebecca Gasper, Nate Aden and Michael Obeiter - May 2015
This working paper examines where greenhouse gas emissions are headed if the United States does not take any new action to curb their release, how it can meet its 2025 emissions target using existing authorities and state action, and how legislation can achieve deeper cuts over the longer term...
by C. Forbes Tompkins and Christina DeConcini - January 2015
This fact sheet offers an overview of key scientific takeaways from 2014, ranging from record-high temperatures to landmark findings related to climate change.
by C. Forbes Tompkins - September 2014
This fact sheet highlights regional trends, impacts, and vulnerabilities associated with heavy precipitation in the United States, examines how climate change is amplifying heavy precipitation events, and identifies some initiatives helping to address the issue.
by C. Forbes Tompkins and Christina DeConcini - June 2014
The Hampton Roads area in Virginia is experiencing the highest rates of sea-level rise along the entire U.S. East Coast. The area is also second only to New Orleans, LA, as the largest population center at risk from sea-level rise in the country.
This fact sheet provides information...
by C. Forbes Tompkins and Christina DeConcini - January 2014
Miami-Dade County, Florida has more people living less than 4 feet above sea level than any U.S. state, except Louisiana.
This fact sheet provides information specific to Miami-Dade County, Florida including the local impacts of—and near future vulnerabilities to—sea-level rise and...