Think of the shift to a low-carbon energy system like a savings plan for retirement. Starting at 45 won't provide the savings you need in your senior years, but starting at age 25 will, and at less overall cost.
Water security drives state stability and safety in many regions of the world. The direct and indirect effects of water stress—such as migration, food shortages and general destabilization—transcend national boundaries.
With $25 trillion in global energy infrastructure to be built by 2030 and wind and solar becoming cost competitive, a clean energy revolution is underway. The American people and the economy would benefit from joining this movement.
The United States spent $2.6 billion in 2015 to support climate action in developing nations. This finance represents just 0.07 percent of the federal budget, but boosts U.S. business, promotes 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.
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.
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, experts Andrew Light and David Waskow discuss the diplomatic, economic and strategic implications if the United States were to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change would put the United States at odds with its most steadfast allies and trade partners.
Last year brought huge political shocks to the environment and development communities. During WRI’s Annual Stories to Watch event, Andrew Steer highlighted how these trends may affect U.S. and international climate policy, business and investment, global energy markets and more this year.
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.