President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement provoked a powerful response in support of the Agreement, galvanizing the many countries and stakeholders that are determined to advance and even intensify efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and boost resilience to climate impacts.
Climate, Energy & Transport
This is one of the most important government studies you’ve probably never heard of.
In April, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered the Department of Energy (DOE) to perform a study examining electricity markets and grid reliability. The results will be released in July, and will focus on the impacts of current markets, regulations and policies (including existing taxes and subsidies) on...
Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, WRI Executive Vice President Manish Bapna and a panel of international experts offered guidance to concerned Congress members on new ways for the United States to move forward on climate action.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has called for a "red team-blue team" exercise to challenge scientific consensus on climate change. This kind of exercise might work well to encourage new ideas, but it has no place in determining the science of a changing climate.
Many prominent U.S. corporations, opinion leaders and NGOs have announced their support of the Climate Leadership Council’s “carbon dividends” proposal. The proposal includes a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, the return of tax revenues to all Americans in the form of monthly dividend payments, and the rollback of some climate regulations, among other elements.
In the first G7 gathering since President Donald Trump's Paris pull-out, environment ministers managed to issue a joint communique, even though the United States disagreed with the other six countries on two Paris-related provisions.
When President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, he had plenty to say about international climate funding. Much of it was simply inaccurate.
President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement puts the United States in an odd club of only three nations that have not signed the landmark climate change accord. It's a decision that could isolate the U.S. from the global community for years to come.
Besides the cost to human health, the pollution's environmental impacts make China's fourth-largest city less attractive to corporate investment.
President Trump's 2018 budget request for fiscal 2018 makes clear that international climate finance is in the crosshairs, undermining U.S. economic, diplomatic and security interests around the world.