Providing support for achieving emission reductions and analysis on how leaders can achieve a stronger, cleaner economy
WRI’s U.S. Climate Initiative provides analysis, expert commentary, and insights for practical steps at all levels of government in the United States to grow the economy, reduce emissions and strengthen communities.
Decisions made by the U.S. administration, Congress, state and local leaders and business leaders will influence the pace and fairness of the clean energy transition and the degree to which it helps create American jobs and grow U.S. companies and helps the country compete in the global clean energy race. The U.S. Climate Initiative works to inform these leaders’ decisions to protect current climate and energy policies and advance practical solutions to build resilience to climate impacts and achieve a strong, clean economy that benefits all Americans.
The U.S. Climate Initiative provides independent and authoritative evidence for how the U.S. can meet its short- and long-term climate commitments. The initiative provides thought leadership for all levels of government through a variety of projects detailed below.
In 2018, WRI, University of Maryland, Rocky Mountain Institute and other partners contributed to the report Fulfilling America’s Pledge. The analysis offers a comprehensive assessment of what U.S. states, cities, and businesses can do to help achieve the United States’ 2025 climate goal and help drive the United States toward a low-carbon future.