STATEMENT: John Podesta and Dr. Pachauri’s Proposal for Pittsburgh’s G-20 Meeting

By Rajendra Pachauri, John Podesta The world’s leading economic powers remain inactive in preventing an increase in the serious impacts of climate change. While current impacts of climate change may not have reached alarming proportions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that will happen soon enough if we do not take early action....

ADVISORY: Energy Experts in Pittsburgh to Discuss U.S. Climate Policies and Global Priorities and React to Climate Progress at the G-20

Energy experts from the Center for American Progress and the Global Climate Network will meet blocks away from this week's G-20 meetings to discuss the current energy profile of U.S. climate legislation. They will also preview two new reports on U.S.-China cooperation on carbon capture and sequestration and talk about pathways toward an integrated clean...

STATEMENT: Andrew Light and Julian L. Wong on Today’s U.N. Climate Change Summit

To read the Myth v. Reality sheet on current International climate change negotiations, click here. Andrew Light, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, on President Obama's Speech "In a historic address to the world today at the U. N. Climate Summit, President Barack Obama acknowledged what no other U.S. president has acknowledged before: That the...

CAP Energy Experts Available for Comment on President Obama’s U.N. Speech

Kate Gordon, Andrew Light, Joe Romm, Daniel J. Weiss, and Julian Wong, all available for comment on President Obama’s upcoming speech at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow morning.   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will speak at Director General Ban Ki-Moon’s summit on climate change. Thursday, the world’s 19...

PRESS CALL: John Podesta, Senator Tim Wirth, Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, and Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachuri Discuss Climate Change and the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh

The Center for American Progress hosted a telephone press conference this morning to discuss clean energy and climate change in the context of next week’s opening of the U.N. General Assembly and the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh. The call focused on the need to raise the profile of financing clean-energy initiatives on the G-20 agenda...

NEW REPORT: A Sustainable Security Plan for Haiti

By Reuben Brigety, Natalie Ondiak Read the full report (pdf) Haiti is a country that simultaneously has a rich history and a troubled past. As the first free black republic, it stood as a symbol of hope for those fighting against slavery and colonial oppression in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of its artists...

RELEASE: The American Clean Energy and Security Act Funds State Energy Efficiency Programs That Save Consumers Money, Create Jobs, and Cut Pollution

By Daniel J. Weiss, Erica Goad, Jonathan Aronchick | September 8, 2009 See state-by-state data on energy savings, cost savings, job creation, and pollution reductions from efficiency investments under the American Clean Energy and Security Act (.xls) Read full article here. Energy efficiency is the “low-hanging fruit” of energy policy, and is the quickest, easiest,...

CAP Applauds White House Review of Global Development Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama issued an executive order yesterday to conduct a study of U.S. global development policy across the U.S. government—a move that the Center for American Progress has been calling for since 2008, and we welcome this decision wholeheartedly. The Presidential Study Directive lays the foundation for the necessary reforms to...

ADVISORY: SPLC to Release Report Documenting Violent Crimes in Suffolk County, NY

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Hauppauge, NY, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, will release a report showing that Latino immigrants in Suffolk County, NY, are routinely the target of violent attacks, harassment and abuse driven by a virulent anti-immigrant climate that spans a decade. Ten months ago, the country was...