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The Arctic Is on the Brink: Here’s Why You Should Care

play_alt icon Video CAP Senior Fellow Cathleen Kelly explains why Arctic warming—and melting—matters to you.

by Cathleen Kelly and Andrew Satter | Thursday, August 27, 2015

3 Ways President Obama Can Help Native Communities Avert Climate Catastrophe

Abandoned house in ShishmarefDuring his visit to Alaska this August, President Obama has an opportunity to help imperiled Alaska Native villages escape climate disaster.

by Cathleen Kelly and Hannah Flesch | Monday, August 24, 2015

From Anchorage to Paris: How to Curb Arctic—and Global—Warming in 2 Steps

Alaska glacierSecretary Kerry’s August Arctic conference in Anchorage, Alaska, is the ideal opportunity for world leaders to build momentum for a strong global climate agreement in Paris and to commit to cutting black carbon and methane pollution.

by Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Arctic Warming and What It Means for the Region and the Planet

Inuit fisherman article icon Fact Sheet Rising temperatures are driving dramatic changes in the Arctic with alarming consequences for people, plants, and animals across the globe.

by Hannah Flesch and Cathleen Kelly | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

State Future Funds

train station book_alt2 icon Report For state and local leaders wondering how to keep pace with demands for clean energy and public transit, State Future Funds just may be the answer.

by Cathleen Kelly | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

For U.S. Cities, Every Week Is “Infrastructure Week”

Cathleen Kelly offers recommendations on how the United States can invest to strengthen its infrastructure against climate change.

by Cathleen Kelly | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Budget Impact: Reducing Exposure to the Risks Posed by Climate Change Saves Money and Lives

Hurricane destroyed houseIf Republican leaders in Congress are serious about fiscal responsibility, their 2016 federal budget proposal will include funds to cut carbon pollution and strengthen the nation’s resilience to climate change.

by Cathleen Kelly and Miranda Peterson | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Safeguarding the Arctic

child along Newtok River article icon Issue Brief National security, coastal communities, and the environment are at stake as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the helm of the Arctic Council.

by Cathleen Kelly and Miranda Peterson | Thursday, January 22, 2015

How State Future Funds Can Help States Build Resilient Infrastructure and Cut Carbon Pollution

Monongahela RiverThrough new revolving loan funds that CAP has dubbed State Future Funds, Congress can partner with state and local leaders to address the increasing challenges of climate change.

by Cathleen Kelly and Greg Dotson | Friday, January 16, 2015

Saving the Arctic

melt water book_alt2 icon Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.

by Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 7, 2014

One Storm Shy of Despair

book_alt2 icon Report President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.

by Cathleen Kelly and Tracey Ross | Thursday, July 17, 2014

4 Ways World Leaders Can Win at the Climate Leaders Summit

Children walk through pollution in Shijiazhuang, China.This summer and fall, world leaders have an opportunity to embrace four cost-effective strategies to drive sustainable and low-carbon economic growth and lay the groundwork for a strong global climate deal in 2015.

by Cathleen Kelly and Hayden Brown | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reducing Poverty Through Climate Action

Peruvian boy book_alt2 icon Report Ending poverty and preventing catastrophic climate change is within our reach, especially if countries commit to a new global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart, Cathleen Kelly, Abigail Jones | Thursday, May 8, 2014

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North

book_alt2 icon Report Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.

by Cathleen Kelly, Michael Conathan, Vikram Singh | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy

Inuit fisherman near Greenland Ice Sheet article icon Issue Brief The United States needs to take the lead on reining in climate change in the Arctic and globally and addressing the environmental, economic, and national security implications of warming in the High North.

by Cathleen Kelly | Wednesday, March 19, 2014