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Changing the Climate for the Vulnerable: Call for Action

Expert BlogInternationalSameer Kwatra, Prima Madan

As the world looks to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic climate change, across the world hundreds of millions of people with a negligible carbon footprint continue to suffer the devastating effects of ever more…

Green Banks: Taking Climate Finance from Pledge to Project

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalCarolina Herrera

Local green banks and development finance institutions have a key role to play in channeling public finance to where it’s most needed most and unlocking private capital to jump start new local green markets.

What the IPCC Really Says on Forest Biomass & Climate Change

Expert BlogInternationalSasha Stashwick

Reliance on forest-derived wood pellets for largescale electricity generation has increased dramatically over the last decade. Despite claims from forest biomass proponents, the IPCC does not even assess, let alone support, the use of forest bioenergy and BECCS as a…

LA Must Tackle Clean Buildings & Affordable Housing Together

Expert BlogLos Angeles, CaliforniaStefan Schaffer, Michele Knab Hasson, Megan Ross

Currently, LA’s building stock is responsible for 43% of the city’s total greenhouse gas emissions. A recent report dives deep into the complex relationship between getting fossil fuels out of buildings and creating and preserving affordable housing in Los Angeles…

San José Council Votes to Go Carbon Neutral by 2030

Expert BlogCalifornia, San Jose (California)Elizabeth Stampe, Sarah Elkotbeid

San Jose, the nation’s 10th largest city, has emerged as a climate leader in recent years, including by becoming the biggest city in the United States to make almost all new buildings all-electric. But the City’s work isn’t done, as…

A Chance to Coordinate on Offshore Wind

Expert BlogNew York, New Jersey, EastCullen Howe

Offshore wind energy is essential for transitioning the grid to a clean energy future. Recognizing this reality, coastal states such as New York and New Jersey are working to add more offshore wind to their energy mix but have not…

OCC Commits to Next Step on Climate Risk for Banks

Expert BlogUnited StatesSarah Dougherty

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency committed to putting out guidance on how it will integrate climate risks in its oversight of banks.

New Program Provides Energy Burden Relief for Tenants in LA

Expert BlogLos Angeles, CaliforniaMichele Knab Hasson

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the country, has worked with advocates to develop a comprehensive program that provides benefits to low income tenants and is accessible by affordable housing providers.

New Yorkers Lead a New Wave of Environmental Rights

Expert BlogNew YorkCorinne Bell, Joan Leary Matthews

An overwhelming majority of New York residents voted for an amendment that would require the state to safeguard people's health and natural resources in future policies and projects across the state.

Court Vacates Trump Reversal of Bristol Bay Protections

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

Granting EPA motion to vacate, federal judge in Alaska reinstates safeguards against widely condemned Pebble Mine, dealing latest blow to embattled copper and gold mine in world's greatest wild salmon fishery

Senator and WA Governor Join Forces to Tackle Snake Dams

Expert BlogWashington, WestGiulia C.S. Good Stefani

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Washington Governor Jay Inslee answered advocates’ calls to energize the decades-long push to save our iconic salmon from extinction.

India Announces New Climate Actions

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra

India will meet half its energy requirements from renewable energy, and significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030, Prime Minister Modi announced today at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

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