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A Global Alliance to Phase Out Coal Forms at COP23

In the same week Trump Administration officials tried to convince negotiators at the global COP23 climate conference that more coal use was needed, a global alliance of over t

Too Coal-Hearted: Japan and Korea’s Support for Dirty Energy

Two years ago, OECD countries agreed to place limits on coal finance. Are countries following through on their commitments? The results are mixed. Most governments have stopped financing coal and shifted finance to clean energy projects.

Implementing the Paris Agreement: 1st Year Progress Report

One year after the Paris Agreement officially entered into force, how are countries doing on meeting their climate commitments? More than 160 countries have formally joined the agreement, and are moving forward to implement policies to tackle climate change.

Why the U.S. Should Not Reverse Course on Coal and the MDBs

The Trump Administration recently weakened the Guidance for how the U.S. representative at the multilateral development banks will vote on future projects being financed.

Trump Continues to Isolate Himself on Climate Change

The Trump administration sent the first written notice that it intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

President Trump Tries to Take Development Banks Backwards

The Trump Administration has weakened guidance on how the U.S. will vote at the multilateral development bankssuch as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. The new guidance tries to weaken existing U.S.

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