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Proxy Carbon Pricing

book_alt2 icon Report The federal government should adopt the practice, common in the private sector, of anticipating a price on carbon when assessing the financial viability of long-term investments, including infrastructure.

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From Negotiation to Fulfillment: The First U.N. Climate Conferences of the Paris Era

article icon Issue Brief As host of COP 22, Morocco can set a precedent that will help facilitate the ultimate success of the Paris agreement.

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The Rise to Power of the Congressional Anti-Parks Caucus

article icon Issue Brief Twenty GOP legislators have led a divisive anti-parks agenda that has fractured Congress’s bipartisan tradition of supporting America’s national parks and public lands.

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Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

article icon Issue Brief Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

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Building Resilience to Climate Change Requires Investment in Nature

article icon Issue Brief Preserving ecosystem services is an essential component of international strategies for adaptation to climate change.

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Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

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Fixing the Foul Play

book_alt2 icon Report The Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that any settlement with Volkswagen mitigates the negative health and environmental consequences of the company’s violation of the Clean Air Act.

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Congress Should Confront the Rise of Violent Extremism on America’s Public Lands

article icon Issue Brief Congress can fight the growing threat of anti-government militants by taking steps to keep America’s public lands safe, open, and protected for future generations.

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An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

The new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present an opportunity for these countries to work toward a continental price on carbon emissions.

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Three Ways Congressional Mens Rea Proposals Could Allow White Collar Criminals to Escape Prosecution

article icon Issue Brief The mens rea proposals in Congress’ criminal justice reform package could serve as a ‘get out of jail free’ card for white-collar criminals.

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4 Ways Obama and Trudeau Can Partner to Curb Climate Change

article icon Issue Brief Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington, D.C., opens new possibilities for U.S.-Canadian partnerships to reduce the risks of Arctic and global warming.

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