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RELEASE: Analysis Shows Missouri Can Exceed Clean Power Plan Targets with Clean Energy Policies and Efficient Use of Power Plants | World Resources Institute
WASHINGTON (January 7, 2016)– New analysis from World Resources Institute shows that Missouri can place itself in a strong position to meet or exceed its emissions target under EPA’s Clean Power Plan for reducing emissions from the power sector.
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Great brain food! Ideas? Here with a global group of NGOs and nonprofits to brainstorm with Google how it/we could use its computing and data assets to create new knowledge products or initiatives with the largest possible impacts to address climate change. Your ideas?
6 Steps the Obama Administration Can Take in 2016 to Cement its Climate Legacy | World Resources Institute
In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama ranked the importance of a climate change strategy on a par with national security, economic equality and a more effective political process. Here are six steps his administration can take this year to cement its climate legacy.
WRI’s fact sheet series, How States Can Meet Their Clean Power Plan Targets, examines the ways states can meet or even exceed their standards under the CPP while minimizing compliance costs, ensuring reliability, and harnessing economic opportunities. This post explores these opportunities in Michigan.
At climate negotiations in Paris this week, finance is an essential factor as the talks move into their final days. Here are some key questions and answers to clarify finance's role in the COP21 outcome.
Negotiators from 195 nations on Saturday finalised a blueprint for a pact to stave off some of the most dramatic consequences of climate change at the COP21 summit in Paris.
Like anything that goes mainstream, a backlash to carbon pricing was inevitable. But the arguments for carbon pricing are so compelling that critics have been forced to invent their own arguments to criticize.
Director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
As a mayor, city commissioner, mayoral chief of staff, and nonprofit founder and leader, I have more than 20 years of hands-on experience working with diverse teams to create, develop and implement policies, plans and strategies that have helped Portland, Oregon be one of the best cities (Bloomberg Businessweek 2012) and the most sustainable large city (Mother Nature Network 2009) in the U.S.
- World Resources InstituteDirector of the U.S. Climate Initiative, 2015 - presentAdams leads World Resource Institute’s U.S. Climate Initiative strategies to analyze and develop new policies, build political will and support coalitions that will encourage the country’s transition to a strong, low-carbon economy.
- City of PortlandMayor, 2009 - 2013Portland City Charter, Article 4, Section 2-401 Duties. "The Mayor shall exercise a careful supervision over the general affairs of the City." With the City Council, my duties include oversight of a $3.58 billion annual budget to serve 585,000 residents and 38,000 businesses inside the 147 sq. mile boundary of the City.
- City of PortlandCommissioner, 2005 - 2008Article 3 Executive and Administrative Powers Section 2-302 "...Authority of Commissioners. "The Commissioner In Charge of each department shall have the supervision and control of all the affairs and property which belong to that department..."
- City Club of PortlandExecutive Director, 2013 - 2015Led staff efforts to support the research, advocacy, events and program work of City Club members to bring together civic-minded people to make Portland and Oregon better places to work, live and play for everyone.
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Director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute; Former Portland Oregon Mayor
Sam Adams is a former Mayor of Portland, Oregon and now the Director of the U.S. Climate Initiative for the World Resources Institute www.wri.org. He leads strategies to analyze and develop new policies, build political will and support coalitions that will encourage the country’s transition to a strong, low-carbon economy.
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- University of OregonPolitical Science, 2002
- Portland State UniversityPolitical Science
- Universidad de GuadalajaraSpanish
- South Eugene High School1982
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