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Climate Change

The Costs of Climate Inaction

Hurricane Ike damage article icon Issue Brief Over the past decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent billions of taxpayer dollars to repair damage from extreme weather, a price tag that could increase with climate change.

by Erin Auel and Alison Cassady | Thursday, September 22, 2016

3 Reasons to Support the Clean Power Plan, and 1 Reason to Do Even More

solar panel installationThe Clean Power Plan will expedite the deployment of renewables and cut carbon emissions and other pollutants that harm human health.

by Alison Cassady and Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Avoiding a Full Arctic Meltdown

Kerry in Greenland book_alt2 icon Report This fall, world leaders and science ministers have a shot at stepping up global action to avert catastrophic Arctic and global climate change.

by Cathleen Kelly and Kelsey Schober | Thursday, September 15, 2016

House Committee Ignores States’ Rights by Interfering with Exxon Mobil Climate Denial Probe

Climate change, republicans, and Exxon MobilState attorneys general are investigating Exxon Mobil for fraud—if members of the House science committee do not stand in their way.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charting a New Course for the U.S.-China Relationship

President Obama and President Xi book_alt2 icon Report U.S. and Chinese experts exchange views and offer policy recommendations for the next phase of this crucial bilateral relationship.

by Melanie Hart | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Could the G-20 Become Coherent on Climate?

Speicherstadt in Hamburg article icon Issue Brief The G-20 has an opportunity to take up the mantle of climate leadership—starting with a focus on climate-compatible infrastructure.

by Gwynne Taraska and Henry Kellison | Thursday, August 25, 2016

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