WRI President and CEO Dr. Andrew Steer recently joined the IMF Podcast to explore ways fiscal policies can help countries implement climate strategies. The big takeaway: Done smartly, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions will actually benefit the economy.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) are reportedly teaming up on a Green New Deal proposal.There are five questions legislators will need to consider before developing a zero-carbon economy plan.
Despite growing attention on clean energy, fossil fuels still account for 80 percent of global energy consumption. Here are four ways to cost-effectively make the transition to a clean energy future.
Parties to the Paris Agreement committed to “making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low GHG emissions and climate-resilient development (Article 2.1c).” It is especially critical that energy-sector infrastructure is Paris aligned, given the large carbon lock-in potential of...
Climate discussions tend to focus on raising ambition—getting countries to reduce more emissions, faster. But there’s an equally important issue that gets far less attention: ensuring climate action doesn’t leave anyone behind, particularly the world’s most vulnerable people.
The Yellow Vests movement is a reminder to governments that in the face of worsening social disparities, climate action cannot advance without ensuring benefits for all.
This report shares 2015-16 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for WRI’s operations, compares the data to WRI’s historic results (link to historical reports), and specific cases, called stories, from the Sustainability Initiative’s efforts to reduce these emissions. Additional analysis and data of...
Today Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo introduced the Market Choice Act, co-sponsored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The legislation would charge for carbon emissions from fuel combustion and large industrial sources.
Testimony of Kevin Kennedy, Deputy Director, WRI United States
On June 26, Kevin Kennedy testified before the Subcommittee on Energy (under the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce) during a hearing entitled “The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas.” Kevin described how states, cities and businesses are stepping up their efforts...
New WRI research explores how the United States can design a carbon tax that improves the economy and achieves emissions-reduction goals.