This week began with the Trump administration formally withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. But amidst the gloom, signs of hope: corporate leaders with the CEO Climate Dialogue went to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to enact legislation aligned with the Paris goals.
The automakers joining the Trump administration’s reckless attack on California’s authority to set clean car standards are making a historic error.
WRI is organizing a press call featuring high-level experts to reflect on how Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement two years ago has impacted climate action in the United States and around the world.
Climate change was on ballots across America this week. The results were mixed but leave room for increased climate action in the next two years and beyond. What are the major climate stories to watch in the coming year?
Electric car sales hit U.S. records this year, with almost 66,000 sold just in July and August, more than double the number sold during the same period in 2017. Media campaigns can help spur this growing demand, but in the absence of federal leadership, automakers need to step up to support this low-emissions mode of transport.
President Trump announced one year ago that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, other countries and U.S. states, cities and businesses have moved forward with climate action.
President Donald Trump’s approval of a four-year tariff on imported solar panels will raise costs, cut installations, reduce jobs and slow the decline in greenhouse gas emissions. But the economic and environmental benefits of solar power remain strong, and governments, businesses and individuals should act now to lock in a low-carbon future.
The UN climate negotiations (COP23) presided over by a Fiji Presidency concluded in the early hours today in Bonn, Germany with countries making progress on the rules for the Paris Agreement and putting in place a process to assess progress on climate action that should set the stage for countries to commit to enhancing their climate commitments by 2020. Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
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.
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.
Today President Trump announced that the United States will withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Multiple media outlets report that President Trump is close to a decision on the Paris Agreement and is leaning toward withdrawing from the accords.
WASHINGTON (May 23, 2017) — The Trump administration issued its full Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal today.
Today President Trump released his blueprint for America’s budget, with the two hardest hit agencies being the Environment Protection Agency and the State Department – with cuts amounting to 31% and 29% respectively.
Today Administrator Scott Pruitt and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the EPA intends to review vehicle standard rules that were developed by President Obama together with the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010.
Leading U.S. and international experts on the call will share perspectives on how climate and energy issues are likely to manifest in Merkel’s meeting with Trump, including security, migration and economic growth.
Statement by Andrew Steer following the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).