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Climate change is an inherently cross-boundary issue, and emissions reductions at home must be matched by ambitious climate policy abroad. The Center for American Progress regularly convenes bilateral Track II climate dialogues to support and accelerate clean energy transitions through joint policy endeavors, while also engaging in international policy mechanisms such as the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change on the issues of mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, and nature-based solutions. Underpinning all of CAP’s climate diplomacy is a science-based approach to policymaking and keeping the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming goal of the Paris Agreement within reach.
Senior Director, International Climate Policy
Director, International Climate Policy
Senior Vice President, National Security and International Policy
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As citizens around the world increasingly favor serious policy action to fight climate change, the fossil fuel industry is undermining democratic principles to stem the tide of climate action—spreading misinformation and obstructing elected governments’ climate efforts, promoting anti-democratic movements and candidates, and even undermining democratic rights.
Dec 5, 2023
Chris Martinez, Laura Kilbury, Joel Martinez, 6 More
Calee White, Mariel Lutz, Kat So, Kate Petosa, Allison McManus, Anne Christianson
The Center for American Progress, the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, and Development Alternatives are excited to host this official UNFCCC COP28 side event in Dubai.
Dec 3, 2023
Patrick Gaspard, Koyel Mandal, Anna Fendley, 5 More
Trevor Sutton, Shrashtant Patara, Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, Marta Torres Gunfaus, John Podesta
The United States must push for transformative reforms to the global financial system to alleviate Global South debt burdens that prevent investments in climate, development, and democratic institutions.
Jun 5, 2023
Kate Donald, Frances Colón, Anne Christianson, 2 More
Heba Malik, Cassidy Childs
The Biden administration should press Canada to come to the table through the International Joint Commission to address Canadian mining pollution that poses significant danger to Alaskan communities.
Apr 18, 2023
The United States must show up to loss and damage discussions this year with solidarity, constructive negotiating positions, and credible finance solutions so that the world can not only address the losses and damages of climate change, but also continue to pursue ambitious climate mitigation goals.
Mar 20, 2023
Following the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Brazil’s presidency—and the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act marking the largest climate investment in U.S. history—a moment of truth for climate emerges for the most populous countries in the Americas right as leaders gather for COP27 in Egypt.
Nov 10, 2022
Ryan Richards, Joel Martinez, Frances Colón
The 2022 National Security Strategy introduces new ideas on navigating strategic competition with China and Russia, investing at home, and a renewed focus on the fight against climate change.
Oct 19, 2022
Peter Juul, Heba Malik
Anne Christianson and Dennis Tänzler urge the United States and European Union to support climate loss and damage action at next month’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference.
Oct 18, 2022
Anne Christianson, Dennis Tänzler
The Inflation Reduction Act puts the United States on track to meeting its Paris Agreement commitment and to reclaiming the mantle of global climate leadership.
Aug 17, 2022
Frances Colón, Anne Christianson, Cassidy Childs
President Biden must capitalize on hosting this year’s Summit of the Americas to galvanize a regional security strategy that centers climate action.
May 26, 2022
Joel Martinez, Frances Colón
Congress and the White House should act immediately to support our European allies and build long-term energy independence, while also providing American families with relief from the increased costs inflicted by the fossil fuel industry profiteering off Putin’s war on Ukraine.
Mar 22, 2022
Anne Christianson, Shannon Baker-Branstetter, Trevor Higgins, 3 More
Sally Hardin, Jenny Rowland-Shea, Nicole Gentile
As the Biden administration works to implement national and international forest pledges, it must take actions to secure the full suite of climate benefits that forests can provide.
Feb 9, 2022
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
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