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.
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's "skinny" budget is poised to make the nation’s infrastructure even less sustainable. Will the full budget, expected to be released next week, reverse course?
As the Trump administration considers the Paris Agreement, leaders from the business, security and diplomatic communities explain why the United States should stay in the landmark climate pact.
Next week's climate meeting in Bonn starts the countdown for implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2018. Here's what to watch for.
In the days after President Donald Trump's Executive Order reversing U.S. leadership on climate action, some of the world's biggest U.S.-based corporations were among the loudest voices of dissent.
In the 100 days since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has embarked on an all-out assault on the environment. A new timeline documents rollbacks, budget cuts and more.
Science has never been quite so threatened in the United States. That's why this weekend's March for Science—and the actions that follow—are so important.
As senior advisers converge on the White House, here are five huge reasons President Trump should keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
The most recent communique from the G20 drops all references to climate change, a move reportedly instigated by the United States, Saudi Arabia and others. The omission is a setback, as climate finance benefits U.S. jobs and exports and is key to meeting global climate targets.
The social cost of carbon helps analysts assess the economic benefits of climate action and costs of inaction. Dropping it, as the Trump administration is considering, will prevent the government from using the best available science in decision-making or holding polluters accountable.
Fuel efficiency standards save Americans money at the pump while cutting pollution and helping automakers stay competitive. Yet the Trump administration is on the verge of calling for their review.
The Trump administration is expected to release an executive order that would direct the EPA to roll back the Clean Power Plan. The move will hurt America's economy, health and security.
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Washington next week for her first meeting with President Donald Trump since his inauguration, she has made clear she intends to raise the issue of climate change. Her voice would join a rising chorus of global leaders who favor the Paris Agreement.
A growing body of research shows that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not only complementary; each depends on the other.
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.
Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act required that oil, natural gas and mineral extraction companies report payments made to foreign governments. Congress and President Trump eliminated it last week.
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.
President Trump’s decision to reinstate a policy prohibiting U.S. funding to international organizations administering or even mentioning abortion will have implications far beyond reproductive health. It will undercut women’s positive contributions to civic engagement and environmental decision-making.
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.
Recent actions from the Trump administration could not only undermine the government's ability to protect the environment and public health, they erode the foundations of good governance.