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WASHINGTON (APRIL 26, 2016)– The most significant gathering of sub-national and non-governmental leaders on global climate action this year will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. This event follows last week’s successful UN signing ceremony, where more than 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Climate Action 2016 summit will bring together 700 leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society to advance ambitious climate action across multiple sectors.

While the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), it’s in states’ own best interests to continue moving forward with compliance. New analysis finds Illinois can get 75 percent of the way to its CPP emissions-reduction target just through its existing clean energy policies and opportunities.

While people are starting to think about how to implement the Paris Climate Agreement, it's clear that Mother Nature isn't willing to wait. Several climate and scientific milestones have happened since the Agreement's adoption four months ago, underscoring the need for immediate and comprehensive action.

While coal miners have been the backbone of West Virginia's economy for decades, the industry is declining. New WRI research shows that a carbon price could provide billions of dollars a year for coal communities in West Virginia and other states, while also curbing air pollution and climate change.

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