One Storm Shy of Despair
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 Concept and Potential of Adaptation Markets
Issue Brief The idea of adaptation markets is relatively new and unfamiliar, but they could be valuable tools to build resilience to the effects of climate change.
4 Ways World Leaders Can Win at the Climate Leaders Summit
This summer and fall, world leaders have an opportunity to embrace four cost-effective strategies to drive sustainable and low-carbon economic growth and lay the groundwork for a strong global climate deal in 2015.
Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform
Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.
How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on "How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel."
Subsidy Phase-Out and Reform Catalyst Bonds
Issue Brief Governments spend more money on subsidies for fossil fuels than on efforts to fight climate change. But a new financial instrument—subsidy phase-out and reform catalyst, or SPARC, bonds—gives governments a way to tackle the tough politics of subsidy reform by leveraging billions from private investors.
5 Ways Cities Can Prepare for the Carbon-Pollution Standards
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.
Accelerating Global Vehicle Efficiency
Report Nations can grow their economies and protect the climate through international cooperation on fuel-economy standards.
Video: 5 Things You Need to Know About the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
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.
The Obama Administration’s Renewed Workforce Investment in Kentucky
Recently announced Labor Department grants will help Appalachian coal communities and coal industry workers pivot to a new energy future.
Clean Energy Investment in the United States
Issue Brief Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.