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Key Principles for Climate-Related Risk Insurance

Hurricane Ivan enters the Gulf of Mexico. book_alt2 icon Report In the run-up to Paris, the Obama administration has an opportunity to lead the efforts to expand access to climate-related insurance across the developing world through parametric insurance programs.

by Pete Ogden, Ben Bovarnick, Yume Hoshijima | Friday, August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

A doctor administers an asthma breathing test. article icon Issue Brief Gulf Coast states must expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to address the long-term consequences of the federal government’s failed health policy response to Hurricane Katrina.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought

Wheat nearing harvest book_alt2 icon Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.

by Wendy Ortiz | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The True Value of BP’s $18.7 Billion Settlement

Oil clean 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?

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where Will BP’s $18.7 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement Go?

cursor icon Interactive This interactive breaks down the $18.7 billion BP settlement into its different components, making it easier to understand.

by Michael Conathan and Andrew Lomax | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

cursor icon Interactive CAP mapped Chinese direct investment activity across the U.S. energy economy to analyze where these investments are happening and what makes some regions more attractive than others.

by Melanie Hart and Angela Luh | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

wind turbines book_alt2 icon Report Federal agencies should support U.S. governors, mayors, and private enterprises working to leverage foreign direct investment from China and other nations to build new clean energy projects in the United States.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Saving America’s Top Parks Program

Visitors view Half DomeThe Obama administration should postpone its next offshore oil and gas auction until Congress reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

by Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Achieving the President’s Goals for Increased Next-Generation Vehicle Use

Tesla carThe Obama administration has helped increase the number of plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles on the road, but state and federal policymakers have more work to do.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Monday, July 13, 2015

The Authority for U.S. Participation in the Paris Climate Agreement

Paris book_alt2 icon Report As the contours of the Paris climate agreement come into focus, it is becoming clear that it could qualify as an executive agreement rather than a treaty.

by Gwynne Taraska and Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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.

by Lauren Kokum | Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Francis Moment: A Moral Call to Action on Climate Change

Pope FrancisPope Francis has created an incredible moment of synergy for faith-based and environmental advocates to push for action to protect all people, as well as the planet.

by Claire Markham, Myriam Alexander-Kearns, Connor Hayes | Thursday, June 25, 2015

CAP Climate Experts Travel to China

Chinese and American flagsCAP sends a delegation of policy experts to Beijing this week to continue the Center’s work on Chinese energy and environmental policy.

by Melanie Hart | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

President Barack Obama announces the establishment of a national monument 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.

by Nidhi Thakar, Claire Moser, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, June 24, 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