Building on the recently-released New Climate Economy report, this new analysis provides evidence and real-world examples demonstrating how the United States is already seizing economic returns while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions—and...
Study by World Resources Institute identifies low-carbon strategies that can capture economic benefits in five key areas
Note: The report launch will be livestreamed online starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Oct 10, 2014: http://www.wri.org/events/seeing-believing-creating-new-climate-economy-united-states
Event features former President of Mexico, business executives, and NGO leaders
WASHINGTON— Building on the findings of the recently launched New Climate Economy report, WRI will release a new study, called Seeing Is Believing, that outlines the experiences and opportunities to advance economic growth and climate action in the United States.
This fact sheet highlights the regional trends, impacts, and vulnerabilities associated with wildfires in the Western United States, explains how climate change is amplifying these wildfires, and summarizes the leadership and initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
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.
This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
In an article written for Huffington Post, Andrew Steer discusses how shale energy depends on water supply.
Where do U.S. power sector emissions come from? And how have they changed over time?
Today, WRI released an update of its U.S. state GHG emissions data via CAIT 2.0, our climate data explorer. These and other data provide valuable context in light of the EPA's newly proposed emissions standards for U.S. power plants.
Increasing Access to Renewable Energy
The Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles frame the challenges and common needs faced by large renewable energy buyers.
Fifty-one corporate signatories developed these principles to spur progress on resolving the challenges they face when buying renewable energy, and to...
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...