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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

The Realist Case for Climate Change Cooperation

Yemen droughtWorld leaders should use the Paris climate talks this week to form an alliance against the threat of climate change.

by Ken Sofer | Monday, November 30, 2015

An Opportunity for Canada and Australia at the Paris Climate Summit

Obama and TrudeauBy increasing their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, Canada and Australia could help re-establish their standings in the geopolitics of climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Monday, November 23, 2015

A Primer on the Paris Climate Summit

A bird flies in front of the Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief The Paris summit, which is set to produce a new international climate agreement, could mark a global pivot toward clean energy.

by Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Key Principles for an Energy Policy that Meets U.S. Environmental and Economic Needs

wind turbines article icon Fact Sheet The United States needs an energy policy that rises to the challenge of climate change, embraces renewable energy and cleaner transportation, and balances energy production with strong environmental protections.

| Monday, October 26, 2015

Too Hot to Handle

firefighter book_alt2 icon Report It is time for Congress to accept climate science, join the fight against climate change, and help Western communities defend themselves against hotter, bigger, and more dangerous wildfires.

by Matt Lee-Ashley and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Climate-Related Risk Insurance: A New Opportunity for U.S.-China Collaboration

President Obama and President XiThe United States and China can put their shared climate-finance commitments to work by collaborating on climate-related parametric-risk insurance initiatives.

by Pete Ogden, Ben Bovarnick, Yangshengjing (Ub) Qiu | Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Paris: The New Geopolitics of Climate Change

Obama and ModiA series of recent climate pledges from developing countries has demonstrated that the geopolitics of climate action is shifting in the lead-up to the Paris climate agreement.

by Gwynne Taraska | Friday, October 2, 2015

The Meaning of Loss and Damage in the International Climate Negotiations

Typhoon Hagupit article icon Issue Brief Loss and damage is a concept that is broader than climate adaptation and should not be conflated with liability or compensation.

by Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Confronting the Dual Challenges of Climate Change and Poverty: A Case Study of Cleveland

Lake Erie beachCleveland is showing the way toward a progressive model of building climate resilience in low-income communities.

by Gwynne Taraska and Hannah Flesch | Thursday, September 17, 2015