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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Top Ten Stories of 2020: Trump Showers US With Rollbacks

Top Ten Stories of 2020: Trump Showers US With Rollbacks

President Trump will go down in history as having engaged in a fast and furious attempt to roll back decades of progress on environmental laws, particularly in his final few months in office.  Nothing epitomizes these relentlessly punitive rollbacks more than the absurdity of his obsession with undoing water efficiency requirements for toilets, dishwashers, showerheads, and washing machines.

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EU Commits to More Emissions Cuts on Paris Agreement Anniversary

EU Commits to More Emissions Cuts on Paris Agreement Anniversary

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer The night before the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit 2020 on Saturday, the European Union set a new ambitious target of cutting emissions by 55 percent compared to 1990 levels over the next decade. The updated target comes just a year after the 27-country bloc set its goal at reducing […]

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The Paris Agreement at 5: What’s Changed

The Paris Agreement at 5: What’s Changed

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer This Saturday, December 12, the United Nations and the U.K. will host a Climate Ambitions Summit to commemorate the Paris Agreement’s fifth anniversary and encourage countries to commit to more ambitious actions. This week ODP will take a deep dive into the Paris Agreement — today we look at […]

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Trump Blasts Paris Agreement at Virtual G20 Summit

Trump Blasts Paris Agreement at Virtual G20 Summit

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer While attending this year’s virtual G20 summit on Sunday, President Trump blasted the Paris Climate Agreement, which President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin on his first day as president. Trump claimed that the international agreement, which involves the interests of almost 200 sovereign nations all with their own […]

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