According to new analysis, more than 2,500 non-federal actors representing more than half the U.S. economy—including cities, counties, states, businesses and more—have pledged their support for the Paris Agreement goals. If these actors were their own country, they’d be the world’s third-largest economy.
Cassie is a Clean Energy Specialist within the Global Energy Program. In this role, she works on the American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator, an initiative to provide U.S. cities...
James (Jamie) DeWeese is a research analyst with WRI-United States. Jamie leads WRI-US’ climate-adaptation research, supporting projects to build physical, economic and social resilience to rising...
A new U.S. government report confirms the well-established science behind climate change: it's real, it's human-caused, it's happening faster than predicted and it poses a tremendous threat to America and the rest of the world.
The Trump administration's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan is based on flawed analysis that understates the plan's benefits, part of this administration's unfortunate pattern of dismantling sensible policies and rejecting the underlying science of climate change.
Karen is a Research Analyst on the US Climate team. She supports the America’s Pledge project which is identifying and analyzing current state, city, and corporate actions to assess greenhouse gas...
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.