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The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Is a Model for the Nation

OverviewConnecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, VirginiaBruce Ho
RGGI's functions as a model for other states and regions hoping to reap economic, health, and social benefits in the transition to clean energy we need to combat climate change.

La Iniciativa Regional sobre Gas Invernadero: un modelo para la nación

OverviewConnecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, VirginiaBruce Ho
RGGI funciona: reduce la contaminación, mejora la salud, crea empleos, y fortalece la economía de los estados participantes y la región entera. ¡Vamos por más!

Reduce China’s Coal and Oil Use

Issue BriefChinaAlvin Lin, Barbara Finamore
NRDC is helping the country reduce its fossil fuel consumption, boost energy efficiency, and accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Issue BriefUnited States, International, Brazil, Canada, China, India, MexicoHan Chen
While the Paris Agreement does not “solve” climate change, it is a critical inflection point that brings us much closer to a safer climate trajectory and creates an ambitious path forward for decades to come.

The Prevention and Control of Shipping and Port Emissions in China

ReportChinaBarbara Finamore
China is home to seven of the world's ten busiest container ports. About 26 percent of the world's containers pass through the top ten Chinese ports every year. Every ship and truck brings pollution along with its cargo, and China…

Global Solutions to Global Warming

Issue paperUnited States, ChinaJake Schmidt, Barbara Finamore, JingJing Qian, Alvin Lin
Recommendations for leaders and policymakers in the United States and China

Coal in a Changing Climate

Issue paperUnited States, ChinaJon Devine, Barbara Finamore, Debbie Hammel, David Hawkins, JingJing Qian, George Peridas