Lessons from the Storm
Report The rise of extreme weather is spurring cities to develop climate resilience plans, but it takes more than hard infrastructure improvements to thrive after an extreme weather event.
Key Principles for an Energy Policy that Meets U.S. Environmental and Economic Needs
Fact Sheet The United States needs an energy policy that rises to the challenge of climate change, embraces renewable energy and cleaner transportation, and balances energy production with strong environmental protections.
Too Hot to Handle
Report It is time for Congress to accept climate science, join the fight against climate change, and help Western communities defend themselves against hotter, bigger, and more dangerous wildfires.
Protecting Public Health in the Fallout of the Volkswagen Pollution Scandal
The Obama administration has the tools it needs to protect the public from the pollution associated with the Volkswagen scandal while boosting local economies throughout the country.
Confronting America’s Wildlife Extinction Crisis
Report A new classification for declining plant and animal populations would encourage the voluntary conservation of U.S. wildlife species before they reach the brink of extinction.
Climate-Related Risk Insurance: A New Opportunity for U.S.-China Collaboration
The United States and China can put their shared climate-finance commitments to work by collaborating on climate-related parametric-risk insurance initiatives.
The Greening of Our National Parks
Issue Brief As the centennial of the National Park Service approaches, a commitment to sustainable transportation will help move the parks into the next century.
Paris: The New Geopolitics of Climate Change
A series of recent climate pledges from developing countries has demonstrated that the geopolitics of climate action is shifting in the lead-up to the Paris climate agreement.
The Meaning of Loss and Damage in the International Climate Negotiations
Issue Brief Loss and damage is a concept that is broader than climate adaptation and should not be conflated with liability or compensation.
U.S.-China Climate Announcements Lay Foundation for Success in Paris
New U.S.-China climate partnership commitments ease the path to international agreement later this year.
New Protections for the Greater Sage Grouse Strengthen President Obama’s Conservation Record
The historic measures announced to protect the greater sage grouse and its habitat bolster President Obama’s conservation legacy.