Federal policymakers must invest in domestic electric vehicle production and deployment now in order to support high-quality American jobs, cut greenhouse gas emissions over the long term, and ensure national competitiveness in a key area of growth.
The severe economic downturn caused by the coronavirus has created an urgent need to boost federal infrastructure spending and reform programs and policies to ensure they achieve the greatest social, economic, and environmental return on investment.
Amid the deadly threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have detailed how the ongoing threat of climate change is expected to worsen in the future, highlighting the need for state leaders to accelerate actions to provide access to pollution-free energy and build healthy climate change-ready communities.
Protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands by 2030 is a necessary step to protect and expand American’s carbon sink.
The Federal Reserve should not be throwing a public lifeline to an industry that is stoking serious risks to the financial system, economy, and environment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, heat waves will present an even deadlier public health threat than usual, further exacerbating racial and economic injustices.
Public disclosure of how emissions are financed and of other climate-related financial risks is essential to start mitigating a climate-driven financial shock.
To address the fact that economic shocks caused by climate change will reduce state and local tax collections and increase infrastructure costs—creating additional risks for municipal bond investors—state and local issuers should adopt new climate risk disclosure standards to ensure accurate risk assessment and bond pricing.
The United States lacks federal climate action, so state and local governments are leading the way and creating polices for a just and inclusive clean energy economy.
These fact sheets explore how states are experiencing climate change differently—and how the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks are affecting each state.
To celebrate Earth Day, this video recognizes the leadership and contributions of young women of color—such as Vanessa Nakate, founder of the Rise Up Movement—in the climate movement.
As the connection between climate change and women’s health and well-being is better elucidated, it is important that researchers also utilize a reproductive justice framework.
By weakening air and water protections and refusing to address climate change, the Trump administration is exacerbating environmental and health hazards in communities of color.
As weather and climate disasters become more devastating and costly, Congress must design bold and equitable policies to reduce carbon and other pollution and protect communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
Climate change is contributing to crop failure and malnutrition in the Northern Triangle and beyond, driving migration and raising the need for global and regional solutions.