Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.
Report As the contours of the Paris climate agreement come into focus, it is becoming clear that it could qualify as an executive agreement rather than a treaty.
Americans from diverse faith traditions are responding to the threat of climate change and working to protect the environment, its inhabitants, and its resources.
Pope Francis has created an incredible moment of synergy for faith-based and environmental advocates to push for action to protect all people, as well as the planet.
Issue Brief Recent experience shows that countries and localities can cut carbon pollution while building healthy economies.
Through new revolving loan funds that CAP has dubbed State Future Funds, Congress can partner with state and local leaders to address the increasing challenges of climate change.
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 Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.
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.