The Clogged Carbon Sink: U.S. Public Lands Are the Source of 4.5 Times More Carbon Pollution Than They Can Absorb
Public lands can help solve the climate crisis rather than worsen it.
5 Assignments for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness
President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness must identify federal disaster-recovery and resilience costs and the revenue to pay for them.
The Interior Department Is Halfway to Its New Renewables Goal, But Hurdles Remain
The Obama administration is seeking to double production of clean energy from public lands, a vital front in the war on climate change.
President Obama’s Resilience Plan Needs Federal Investments
The president and Congress should create a federal resilience fund for communities nationwide to invest in protection for people, homes, and businesses from future extreme weather events.
A Climate Action Plan for Affordable Multifamily Housing
Focusing on increasing the use of clean energy technologies in the affordable multifamily housing market would make families more secure and strengthen local economies.
Government Financing for Clean Energy
Issue Brief The president should enlist all federal credit programs in the fight against climate change.
President Obama’s Plan for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
The president’s call to reduce the size of the federal government’s enormous energy-consumption footprint could significantly curb the effects of climate change and help secure a cleaner, more stable environment.
What President Obama’s Climate Plan Means for the Ocean
The president’s major speech on climate change set the stage for policies that will improve the health of our planet, including the 71 percent of it that is covered by oceans.
10 Essential Pollution Reduction and Public Health Measures in President Obama’s Climate Plan
The president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.
Moving Forward on Reducing Carbon Pollution
The Obama administration has made great strides in addressing climate change, but much more must and can be done.