The decisions each country, business and investor makes today will directly impact global climate and development goals. Do it right and we can feed 9 billion people, provide clean electricity for all and grow the economy while protecting the environment.
A recent article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy uses a NERA Economic Consulting study as evidence that meeting U.S. climate change commitments will cause economic hardship, particularly in the manufacturing sector. WRI researchers found that the Chamber’s conclusions are based on a decarbonization pathway that is unrealistic and unnecessarily costly.
There are 2 billion hectares of degraded land around the globe. Restoring it could not only put food on the table, it could create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The clean energy economy in the United States—including wind, solar, and efficiency industries—is putting more and more Americans to work. This fact sheet outlines the latest data on how many Americans are working in clean energy and where the jobs are located.
The social cost of carbon helps analysts assess the economic benefits of climate action and costs of inaction. Dropping it, as the Trump administration is considering, will prevent the government from using the best available science in decision-making or holding polluters accountable.
The Trump administration is expected to release an executive order that would direct the EPA to roll back the Clean Power Plan. The move will hurt America's economy, health and security.
New research finds that for every $1 companies invest in reducing food loss and waste, they can see $14 or more in returns. Countries, cities and citizens can benefit, too.
A growing body of research shows that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not only complementary; each depends on the other.
New WRI research examines economic analyses of the U.S. Clean Power Plan. We found there isn't any credible information to support Scott Pruitt's and Donald Trump's claims that the plan will threaten the affordability of U.S. power generation.
Transitioning to a clean energy economy in the United States would cost $320 billion a year from 2020 to 2050, finds a new report from the Risky Business Project, but we'd save $366 billion a year in reduced fossil fuel costs alone.