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Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action

Americans from diverse faith traditions are responding to the threat of climate change and working to protect the environment, its inhabitants, and its resources.

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Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

article icon Issue Brief Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.

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State Future Funds

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.

Permian Basin

Federal Oil and Gas Royalty and Revenue Reform

article icon Issue Brief U.S. taxpayers are being shortchanged hundreds of millions of dollars each year by outdated oil and gas policies on federal public lands.

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From Bonn to Paris: Navigating the Course to an Effective International Climate Agreement

article icon Issue Brief During their June meeting in Bonn, Germany, the parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change made measured progress toward the goal of adopting a new international climate agreement.

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The Paradox of Paris: How a Successful Climate Agreement Could Have Inadequate and Nonobligatory Emissions Reduction Targets

The Paris climate agreement can be effective by subsuming global emissions in an increasingly ambitious climate regime.

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Harnessing Insurance Markets to Enhance Climate Resilience

The G-7’s call to scale up climate insurance around the globe is an important step in fostering innovative public-private finance programs for climate adaptation and resilience.

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Cutting Carbon Pollution While Promoting Economic Growth

article icon Issue Brief Recent experience shows that countries and localities can cut carbon pollution while building healthy economies.

Superstorm Sandy

Keeping the Lights On: The Clean Power Plan and the Real Threat to Grid Reliability

The Clean Power Plan is necessary to combat climate change and to ensure that the U.S. electric grid remains reliable.

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A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility Commissions

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to call upon states to embrace clean energy sources such as wind and solar, boost energy efficiency, and build resilience in the nation’s electric utilities.

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The True Value of BP’s $18.7 Billion Settlement

article icon Issue Brief The biggest settlement in American history has a lot of nuances. Is it a better deal for BP or for Gulf of Mexico restoration?

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