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Then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry advocates for the Kigali Amendment during the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol in 2016

The Kigali Amendment: Congress's First Approved Climate Treaty in Decades

October 31, 2022 by Megan Algya Air International Sustainability

On September 21, 2022, the Senate voted 69-27 to ratify the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, marking the first climate treaty approved by the Senate in decades.[1] The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement to phase…

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The Biden Administration’s New Tool to Address Environmental Injustice

October 23, 2022 by Casey Hellman Climate change Regulations Sustainability

WHAT IS THE CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE SCREENING TOOL? On January 27, 2021, President Biden issued Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, an executive order intended to increase the primacy of climate issues in domestic and foreign policy…

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Show Me the Money: Lessons from the New Renewable Energy Capital of the World

October 18, 2022 by Jesse Valente International Renewable Energy

Queensland, Australia recently announced a renewable energy plan that makes it a model for community-backed public-private partnerships in the renewable sector. Backing from multiple levels of government, public appetite for renewable energy, and industry…

 Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, briefs then-Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard during a visit to the Pearl Harbor Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility. Photo courtesy of Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaiʻi’s Red Hill Water Crisis Isn’t Over

April 28, 2022 by Grace Gibson Fossil Fuels State and Local Water

On November 20th, 2021, the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Honolulu leaked 14,000 gallons of water and fuel.[1] The facility, constructed in the early 1940s, holds over 100 million gallons of fuel a mere 100 feet above the Southern Oʻahu Basal…

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The Viability of Personal Carbon Trading

April 11, 2022 by Hunter Johnston Climate change Regulations Sustainability

Personal carbon trading refers to a variety of downstream cap-and-trade policies that allocate rights and responsibilities for those greenhouse gas emissions caused by individual consumption of energy during household energy use and/or personal travel…