How to Build a Circular Economy

How to Build a Circular Economy Comments | Add Comment | Print A circular economy can help mitigate the climate crisis, and makes social and financial sense. Photo by Aaron Minnick | WRI. We have a waste problem. The world threw away around 300 million tons of plastic in 2019, nearly equivalent to the weight […]

COVID-19 Bailouts Should Target Oil and Gas Workers and Communities, Not Companies

COVID-19 Bailouts Should Target Oil and Gas Workers and Communities, Not Companies Comments | Add Comment | Print Coronavirus stimulus and recovery packages should prioritize a fair transition for fossil fuel workers. Photo by Justin Woolford/Flickr. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the U.S. economy, the oil and gas industry is a major casualty. U.S. petroleum […]

Ranking 41 US States Decoupling Emissions and GDP Growth

Ranking 41 US States Decoupling Emissions and GDP Growth Comments | Add Comment | Print Clean energy & technology, like this rancher’s solar water pump, can help states decouple emissions from GDP. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA. Between 2005 and 2017, 41 U.S. states and the District of Columbia reduced their energy-related carbon dioxide emissions while […]

A Low-Carbon Recovery Can Create Jobs and Boost Indonesia’s Economy

A Low-Carbon Recovery Can Create Jobs and Boost Indonesia’s Economy Comments | Add Comment | Print A green stimulus can help Indonesia build back better from COVID-19. Photo by Henry Sudarman/Flickr. A version of this blog post originally appeared in Koran Tempo (in Bahasa Indonesia) COVID-19 is first and foremost a humanitarian tragedy. The infection […]

Chile’s Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries

Chile’s Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries Comments | Add Comment | Print Chile’s new climate plan sets an example for other nations, with room for bolder ambition in the future. Photo by Leosoueu/Flickr. Chile released an enhanced national climate commitment in April — known as a nationally determined contribution (NDC) — […]