Even as climate negotiators in Poland laughed at the U.S. administration's promotion of fossil fuels, activists rallied for a Green New Deal in Washington. What they want is congressional support for climate action that would be embedded in the broader U.S. agenda of economic reform, public investment, job creation and social justice.
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Statement from Dan Lashof, WRI United States Director, following the Trump administration's proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan.
The 2018 United States budget poses some complications for climate finance. It will take time for its implications to be clear—here's what to watch.
The Paris Agreement was the result of unexpected collaboration between the United States and China. President Trump has backed his nation out of the deal, but the surge in subnational action in the U.S. creates an opportunity for joint research, knowledge transfer and continued low-carbon development.
How could the Trump administration's rollbacks of climate action policies increase greenhouse gas emissions? And how much might action by states, cities and others counteract such an increase?
The Trump administration's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan is based on flawed analysis that understates the plan's benefits, part of this administration's unfortunate pattern of dismantling sensible policies and rejecting the underlying science of climate change.
The National Climate Assessment is an invaluable tool for policymakers and businesses shielding Americans from the worst impacts of climate change. One of the most comprehensive such studies to date, it affirms what we know about climate science and highlights key dangers to U.S. interests.
President Trump isn't going to renegotiate the Paris Agreement. A deal needs partners, and the rest of the world isn't interested—they're busy moving ahead with climate action.
When G20 leaders meet in Hamburg this week, they have an opportunity and responsibility to send a clear message that the Trump administration's position on the Paris Agreement -- and the idea that economic growth and action on climate are at odds -- is simply wrong.
Cities are already playing a key role in tackling climate change, even as the Trump administration signals a U.S. pull-out from the Paris Agreement. But what can one person do to help make cities healthier, more sustainable and more productive?