The Trump Administration's continued rollback of environmental regulations threatens to undermine the legacy of Earth Day and to compound health and economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trump Administration
This blog series analyzes policies and actions by the Trump administration, and their potential implications for climate change, energy, economics and more.
The Trump administration submitted a formal request to the United Nations to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The process of withdrawal takes one year, which means the United States will be out of the Paris Agreement on November 4, 2020. The U.S. could re-enter the Agreement within 30 days of a request to the United Nations. Read on for a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
U.S. states, cities and businesses are an essential part of the response to the global climate crisis – and their role is ever more crucial as the Trump administration moves to pull the United States from the historic Paris Agreement.
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.
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?
This is one of the most important government studies you’ve probably never heard of.
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.
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.
By planting the White House Kitchen Garden, Michelle Obama spurred a movement that's helping combat a warming planet.
Representatives from countries accounting for 90 percent of the world’s clean energy investment and 75 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions will gather in Beijing this week for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. Will they advance renewable energy and efficiency, or will the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement set the talks back?
The Paris Agreement is the best instrument for addressing threats to development posed by climate change, such as forest fires, extreme weather and more. The U.S. withdrawal from the agreement is reckless.
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.