Both the United States and China need to bolster domestic policy and steer overseas finance in climate-friendly directions.
Progress on ferreting out the twin scourges of illegal fishing activity and seafood fraud is a bipartisan priority that can deliver environmental and economic benefits.
The last two presidents have established massive marine reserves in the remote Pacific Ocean. Now it’s time to take similar action in the waters of the continental United States.
Congress should phase out nine wasteful tax breaks for the oil and gas industry to level the playing field with cleaner sources of energy.
International finance institutions can use proxy carbon pricing in conjunction with other tools to drive climate-compatible investments and help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
With the Paris agreement in place, climate-smart agriculture practices are essential to the United States’ and other countries’ efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience to the threats of climate change.
President Obama and the five Nordic leaders should use their May 13 summit to work to cut their nations’ greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard the Arctic, and inspire more ambitious climate change action globally.
The National Ocean Policy is helping coastal states and industries lay the groundwork for prosperity and sustainability in the 21st century, and Congress should not interfere.
State and local governments are demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of adopting electric transportation by incorporating electric vehicles into their public fleets.
The Flint, Michigan, crisis is just one example of the many environmental injustices that communities of color are facing.
Electric utilities should take an active role in encouraging electric vehicle ownership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
The growing threats of flooding, heat-related deaths, and other climate change risks are driving Midwestern city and community leaders to make their cities more sustainable and just.
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.
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.
As host of COP 22, Morocco can set a precedent that will help facilitate the ultimate success of the Paris agreement.