Today the United States is expected to submit a letter to the UNFCCC restating its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. This letter has no formal legal function. Per the terms of the Paris Agreement, no Party can officially announce an intention to withdraw until November 4, 2019, and then can't leave the Agreement for another year afterwards.
The 2015 data on tree cover loss has been added to Global Forest Watch. Here's what we learned.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg team up on America's Pledge, a new effort that will compile and quantify climate action by U.S. states, cities and businesses to cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
Today India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump held a joint press conference focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation around security, trade and economic growth.
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.
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is a 2017 recipient of the prestigious C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership, presented by the Corporate Eco Forum. REBA is being honored with the award for demonstrating how collaboration is critical to widespread adoption of renewable energy.
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.
The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) has introduced an innovative proposal for a federal “carbon dividend.” The plan calls for a substantial, gradually rising, revenue-neutral carbon tax with the revenue distributed to citizens.
This working paper is designed to equip utilities to create desirable renewable energy products by outlining the needs of large-scale energy buyers, sharing the common practices of successful green tariffs to date, and highlighting key regulatory considerations.
The United States might have left the Paris Agreement, but its leading businesses are sticking by climate action.
By planting the White House Kitchen Garden, Michelle Obama spurred a movement that's helping combat a warming planet.
Lots of people are talking about the Paris Agreement. But forget withdrawal—the world is standing fast by climate action.
WASHINGTON (May 23, 2017) — The Trump administration issued its full Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal today.
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?
Utilities are finally starting to embrace wind and solar in a big way, in large part because of corporate demand. Here's a visual look at the shifting state of green power
This Infrastructure Week, it's time to look beyond building new pipes and pumps. Growing, restoring and preserving America's "natural infrastructure" like forests can help secure clean water supplies.