At his Senate confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil who has been nominated as the next secretary of State, provided measured and carefully crafted answers, but did little to reassure the American public that he would lead on climate change.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans he would preside over a time of rising employment, a growing economy and cheap, abundant, reliable energy. Five charts show why clean energy is key to keeping those promises.
As 2017 begins, China is poised to leap ahead of the United States on clean energy to become the most important player in the global market.
Denmark has pioneered ways to make cities safe and accessible for bikers and pedestrians. What can we learn from a city where 52 percent of the population commutes daily by bike? How can cities transform streets to improve quality of life?
WRI offers analysis and insights on how U.S. leaders can achieve a stronger, cleaner economy that benefits all Americans.
A new paper by World Resources Institute finds strong interest and opportunities for sustainable investing within the US institutional investor marketplace. But key barriers persist.
More than $8.7 trillion of investment capital in U.S. markets is managed using environmental, social and governance factors, a 184 percent increase since 2010. Despite some lingering skepticism, new research shows sustainable investing is on a strong path forward.
A major new paper released by the World Resources Institute today presents a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support local and state efforts to enhance resilience to climate change.
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states.
The recent forest fire in the Great Smoky Mountains is tragic, but it’s hardly unique. It mirrors a spate of unusual fires that have devastated many parts of the world over the past two years—blazes that may become more common as climate change increases temperatures.
The sustainable investing market has picked up steam over the past year. While, by some measures, the market is already large with $8.7 trillion in the U.S. and growing rapidly (385% growth since 2007; 1 in 5 U.S. investments), asset owners are increasingly screening for risks to their portfolios and looking for opportunities in clean energy markets.
According to multiple media reports, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy. Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, and twice ran for president of the United States.
WRI will host a press call with James C. Cason and Dawn Zimmer to discuss new WRI analysis and a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support communities in building resilient infrastructure and protecting the American economy and its citizens from climate-impacts.
According to numerous media reports, President-elect Trump will appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
If President-elect Trump is serious about his promise to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, then he should push America toward a strong, clean energy future.
The United States and Canada aim to reduce their emissions 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050, while Mexico will reduce its emissions 50 percent from 2000 levels.
Today three countries, the United States, Canada, and Mexico, announced targets and strategies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century (2050).
President Barack Obama has done more to address climate impacts than any of his predecessors, notably in his administration's Climate Action Plan announced in 2013. A key pillar was enhancing resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.
Some oppose carbon taxes on the grounds that they disproportionately hurt poor and middle-class households. But WRI research finds that with the right design, a carbon price could protect poor households from increasing energy prices, support the middle class and spur economic growth.
Climate change has been largely ignored in the U.S. election, while coverage on major broadcast networks declined by 5 percent between 2014 and 2015. Experts like Thomas Friedman, Joe Romm and Andrew Steer weigh in on what's needed to push climate firmly into the public discourse.