Delegations from around the world set the stage for a new global climate agreement.
Cities around the globe are on the front lines of climate change. A new project in Los Angeles is bringing major resources and intellectual firepower to confront this challenge and help make America’s first major city 100 percent energy and water sustainable.
Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.
Report President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposed guidelines for states to reduce carbon pollution; cities can and should play a significant role in this effort as well.
Video The Obama administration recently proposed new guidelines for states to limit the carbon pollution of existing power plants. Center for American Progress Managing Director of Energy Policy Danielle Baussan explains five things that you need to know about how these new rules will benefit our climate, health, and pocketbooks.
Utilities’ gloomy prophecies of exorbitant pollution clean-up costs are unfounded. Electric rates currently are lower than 2008—even with the new mercury emission standard.
Congress must increase assistance to help low-income households adapt to the hotter weather brought by climate change.
Report Ending poverty and preventing catastrophic climate change is within our reach, especially if countries commit to a new global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.
A field hearing in South Florida on sea-level rise shows increasing vulnerability and stark political division. Local progress is underway, but federal action needs to catch up.
Issue Brief The United States needs to take the lead on reining in climate change in the Arctic and globally and addressing the environmental, economic, and national security implications of warming in the High North.
These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.
Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.
Report The United States has been a leader in technical innovation and market transformation since the industrial revolution. But when it comes to the clean energy revolution, we risk falling behind.