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Accelerating the North American Shift to Clean Energy via Proxy Carbon Pricing

Obama speaks in front of Sun Man stained glass windowTo prepare for North America’s shift to clean energy, U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments and businesses should apply a proxy carbon price when evaluating potential long-term investments.

by Gwynne Taraska and Eliot Metzger | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Proposals for a North American Climate Strategy

North America book_alt2 icon Report The new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present opportunities for these countries to undertake new, coordinated climate action.

by Gwynne Taraska, Marcela López-Vallejo, Sam Adams, Erin Flanagan, Gustavo Alanís-Ortega, Cathleen Kelly, Andrew Light, Julia Martinez, Joe Thwaites | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Green Finance: The Next Frontier for U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

Solar power farm in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region article icon Issue Brief Both the United States and China need to bolster domestic policy and steer overseas finance in climate-friendly directions.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Kelly Sims Gallagher | Monday, June 13, 2016

Resilient Midwestern Cities

A man plants vegetables in a garden. book_alt2 icon Report 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.

by Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson, Erin Auel, Gwynne Taraska, Philine Qian | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Proxy Carbon Pricing

power plant book_alt2 icon Report 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.

by Alison Cassady and Gwynne Taraska | Monday, April 18, 2016

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Wheat field article icon Issue Brief 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.

by Tom Daschle and Michael Werz | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

From Negotiation to Fulfillment: The First U.N. Climate Conferences of the Paris Era

Ouarzazate solar plant article icon Issue Brief As host of COP 22, Morocco can set a precedent that will help facilitate the ultimate success of the Paris agreement.

by Pete Ogden, Gwynne Taraska, Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Building Resilience to Climate Change Requires Investment in Nature

mangrove restoration Senegal article icon Issue Brief Preserving ecosystem services is an essential component of international strategies for adaptation to climate change.

by Shiva Polefka and Gwynne Taraska | Friday, April 8, 2016

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

Parliament HillThe new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present an opportunity for these countries to work toward a continental price on carbon emissions.

by Gwynne Taraska and Greg Dotson | Thursday, March 17, 2016

4 Ways Obama and Trudeau Can Partner to Curb Climate Change

President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau speak article icon Issue Brief Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington, D.C., opens new possibilities for U.S.-Canadian partnerships to reduce the risks of Arctic and global warming.

by Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, March 3, 2016

5 Reasons Why the EPA Should Limit Methane Pollution from All Sources in the Oil and Gas Sector

A housing community near a methane leakThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to limit methane pollution from all sources in the oil and gas sector to meet the Obama administration’s climate change mitigation goals.

by Alison Cassady | Thursday, February 4, 2016

Miami-Dade in Hot Water

A cyclist and vehicles negotiate heavily flooded streets book_alt2 icon Report As global temperatures rise, Miami-Dade County needs to build resilience fast if its diverse communities are to stand up to growing climate change threats.

by Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson, Madeleine Boel | Friday, January 29, 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change slogan on Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement

Pope Francis at United NationsAt the Paris climate talks, global leaders must heed the urgent call of multifaith activists, led by Pope Francis, for immediate action to protect all people and the planet.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Claire Markham | Monday, November 30, 2015