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The Kansas Energy Story—and Opportunity

Expert BlogKansasGabrielle Habeeb, Ashok Gupta
Kansas may not be the first state that comes to mind when you think “renewable energy powerhouse”—but it has become one.

Taking Stock of China’s Actions to Steer Green Shipping

Expert BlogBarbara Finamore
Air pollution aggravates lung disease and impairs our ability to fight off respiratory infections. It has been linked to higher mortality rates during the Spanish flu and the SARS outbreak, and more recently to the Coronavirus. So, while many of…

Japan G20 Lacked Ambition on Climate Change & Coal Phaseout

Expert BlogHan Chen
Leading up to the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised “firm leadership” and “disruptive innovation” on climate change. But the G20 organized by Japan did not deliver on this urgent issue.

2018 Clean Energy Year in Review: Reversing Trump Rollbacks

Expert BlogRoland Hwang
Many of us learned in high school about Newton’s third law of physics: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. 2018 was a lesson in physics: the Trump administration’s furious assault on pollution protections has, in turn…

To Avert Climate Catastrophe, Focus on Big, Proven Solutions

Expert BlogRoland Hwang
It’s easy to despair about the state of our fight against dangerous climate change. This season of devastating wildfires and hurricanes has been followed by a serious of ominous reports that drive home the “new abnormal” the world faces. But…

India Leads on Climate Action as Trump Exits Paris Agreement

Expert BlogAnjali Jaiswal
India—the world’s third-largest emitter of climate-warming greenhouse gases—is showing bold leadership by aggressively moving ahead with climate action and clean energy development that will protect people from climate harm and boost its economy.

Green Finance Approaches and Criteria: The G20 and China

Expert BlogBarbara Finamore, Yan Wang
At the close of the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou last month, the G20’s Green Finance Study Group (GFSG), a group of countries and relevant international institutions chaired by China and the UK with support from the United Nations Environment…