Houston is reeling from Hurricane Harvey, and climate change means coastal cities must plan for more. Director Christina Chan of the Climate Resiliency Practice lays out how everyone can prepare, from recommendations for state and local officials to national policies that Congress could support.
With a U.S. national plan focused on fossil fuel development, the future for North American clean energy collaboration lies with states, provinces, cities and businesses.
The National Climate Assessment is an invaluable tool for policymakers and businesses shielding Americans from the worst impacts of climate change. One of the most comprehensive such studies to date, it affirms what we know about climate science and highlights key dangers to U.S. interests.
U.S. states are major global greenhouse gas emitters, and they have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward lower emissions and cleaner energy. These six charts show how state emissions compare, how they're changing and what could come next.
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.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg team up on America's Pledge, a new effort that will compile and quantify climate action by U.S. states, cities and businesses to cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
Many prominent U.S. corporations, opinion leaders and NGOs have announced their support of the Climate Leadership Council’s “carbon dividends” proposal. The proposal includes a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, the return of tax revenues to all Americans in the form of monthly dividend payments, and the rollback of some climate regulations, among other elements.
The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) has introduced an innovative proposal for a federal “carbon dividend.” The plan calls for a substantial, gradually rising, revenue-neutral carbon tax with the revenue distributed to citizens.
Representatives from countries accounting for 90 percent of the world’s clean energy investment and 75 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions will gather in Beijing this week for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. Will they advance renewable energy and efficiency, or will the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement set the talks back?
President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement puts the United States in an odd club of only three nations that have not signed the landmark climate change accord. It's a decision that could isolate the U.S. from the global community for years to come.
As senior advisers converge on the White House, here are five huge reasons President Trump should keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
More Americans now work in solar, wind and energy efficiency than in coal, natural gas and oil. Where these jobs are located may surprise you.
The Trump administration's sweeping executive order, signed this week, aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, a move that will set the United States back and allow other countries to take the lead in cleaner energy that creates jobs and improves people's lives. WRI's Sam Adams explains.
President Donald Trump's latest executive order aims to roll back many of the core elements of U.S. climate strategy, a move that threatens America's health and the country's economic prosperity. Here are details of the order's major provisions and their potential impact.
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.
The Trump administration is expected to release an executive order that would direct the EPA to roll back the Clean Power Plan. The move will hurt America's economy, health and security.
Statement by Andrew Steer following the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change would put the United States at odds with its most steadfast allies and trade partners.