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.
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.
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.
Issue Brief U.S. taxpayers are being shortchanged hundreds of millions of dollars each year by outdated oil and gas policies on federal public lands.
The Clean Power Plan and a carbon tax are complementary—not mutually exclusive.
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.
The Paris climate agreement can be effective by subsuming global emissions in an increasingly ambitious climate regime.
Issue Brief Recent experience shows that countries and localities can cut carbon pollution while building healthy economies.
The Clean Power Plan is necessary to combat climate change and to ensure that the U.S. electric grid remains reliable.
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.
Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.
Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.
Fact Sheet The U.S. Department of the Interior is aiming to close a loophole so that coal companies can no longer use their affiliates to dodge royalty payments, but this rule needs to be strengthened to guarantee that taxpayers receive every dollar due for their resources.
Issue Brief Net-zero energy buildings—highly efficient spaces that require no net fossil-fuel consumption—have proliferated throughout the United States. The federal government must lead by example and step up efforts to free future government buildings from the need to consume fossil-fuel-generated electricity.
New investments, hardnosed land-use reforms, and an innovative, pro-nature approach must define coastal resilience in the century ahead.