U.S. and Germany Announce Partnership to Raise Global Climate Ambition

U.S. and Germany Announce Partnership to Raise Global Climate Ambition

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In the wake of extreme, deadly flooding in Germany and unprecedented heat and wildfires in the U.S., the two nations launched a new climate partnership last Thursday. Both countries are among the world’s largest per capita carbon emitters. The White House said that the agreement would raise global climate ambition, develop and deploy new energy […]

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States Have Been Crucial For Climate Progress

States Have Been Crucial For Climate Progress

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new report from the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law reveals that bold state leadership has been the primary source of progress in the United States’ response to the climate crisis, particularly in the absence of federal action in recent years. NYU’s findings […]

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New UN Report Says It’s Crunch Time to Reach Climate Goals

New UN Report Says It’s Crunch Time to Reach Climate Goals

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer UN Climate Change has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, which evaluated information from 75 parties to the Paris agreement representing 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions.  The results: “governments are nowhere close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and meet the […]

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Congressional Republicans Rekindle Attacks on Paris Agreement

Congressional Republicans Rekindle Attacks on Paris Agreement

After President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office, Congressional Republicans didn’t skip a beat in attacking the move with bad faith messaging and false science. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul released a press release calling the Paris Climate Agreement  “irresponsible and controversial.”  Senator Ted Cruz (TX) […]

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Biden Makes Day One Climate Action Official; What’s in Store?

Biden Makes Day One Climate Action Official; What’s in Store?

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today, on day one of his presidency, President Joe Biden is expected to pass a series of executive orders, including returning to the Paris Climate Agreement and completely scrapping the Keystone XL Pipeline. The incoming President’s transition team promised that executive action priorities would focus on immediately addressing COVID-19, […]

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2021 Brings New State Programs to Curb Carbon Emissions

2021 Brings New State Programs to Curb Carbon Emissions

In the new year, many states have passed new laws and introduced programs to reduce their carbon footprints and help the U.S. meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Why this Matters: After President Trump systematically dismantled much of the United States’ federal climate protections, states have stepped up.

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