Think of the shift to a low-carbon energy system like a savings plan for retirement. Starting at 45 won't provide the savings you need in your senior years, but starting at age 25 will, and at less overall cost.
Water security drives state stability and safety in many regions of the world. The direct and indirect effects of water stress—such as migration, food shortages and general destabilization—transcend national boundaries.
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.
First-of-its-kind analysis from Champions 12.3 finds enormous returns on investment from curbing food loss and waste.
Statement by Andrew Steer following the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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.
The proposed economy-wide tax could enable the United States to achieve its international emissions targets with better economic outcomes than under a purely regulatory approach.
For Americans looking to affect change in an erratic political landscape, the food system is a good place to start.
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy.
Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson to be U.S. Secretary of State. Previously Tillerson was the chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly owned oil and gas company.
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.
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, experts Andrew Light and David Waskow discuss the diplomatic, economic and strategic implications if the United States were to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Today, World Resources Institute and 11 partners announced the launch of Further With Food: Center for Food Loss and Waste Solutions an online hub to exchange information and solutions that can help realize the United States’ goal of cutting food waste 50 percent by 2030.
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change would put the United States at odds with its most steadfast allies and trade partners.
At a Senate confirmation hearing, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Trump's choice to be Energy Secretary, showed a limited grasp of the relationship between fossil fuels and climate change, and did not make the connection to the need to transition to a low-carbon energy system.
In their confirmation hearings, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry stopped short of denying climate change is real. But they insisted—at odds with the science—that there is uncertainty about the causes and effects.
Perry should make it clear that he is ready to usher in a new era of U.S. clean power and position the U.S. as the leader in clean technology and innovation here at home and around the world.
China intends to advance ambitious climate action, and research shows the country is already making progress. The country's coal consumption has likely peaked, while renewable energy capacity has expanded significantly.