Past Press


ANNOUNCEMENT: CGS professors & researchers take leading roles in the Global Commission on Adaptation

College Park — December 5, 2018 — CGS Professor Anand Patwardhan will lead the U.S. research and analytical work for, and Professor Rosina Bierbaum, the Roy F. Weston Chair of Natural Economics, has been named an advisor to, the newly formed Global Adaptation Commission, which is overseen by former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates, and World Bank Group CEO Kristalina Georgieva. .


ANNOUNCEMENT: New State of Global Coal Power Interactive Website

College Park, MD — November 29, 2018 — The recent IPCC 1.5 report dramatically underscores the critical need of a rapid phase out of global coal use in order to keep emissions pathways consistent with the goals of the Paris agreement. Today we are launching The State of Global Coal Power interactive website which illustrates the current trends of global coal power development and how these trajectories will affect national and global climate goals.


GUEST LECTURE: Nate Hultman Speaks at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute

College Park, MD — November 29, 2018 — Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) Director and School of Public Policy Associate Professor, Nathan Hultman visited Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute as part of their science symposium, “The Undiscovered.” You can view the discussion and Q&A here!


PANEL EVENT: Fulfilling America's Pledge: A Dialogue on Subnational Climate Action in the US and Beyond

College Park, MD — November 15, 2018 — CGS co-hosted the event, “Fulfilling America’s Pledge: A Dialogue on Subnational Climate Action in the US and Beyond,” with World Resource Institute and the Rocky Mountain Institute. You can view the event here!


OPINION: US government is refusing to disclose climate information

College Park, MD — October 28, 2018 — Center for Global Sustainability Director and School of Public Policy Associate Professor, Nathan Hultman, and managing director of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Paul Bodnar, were featured in The Hill with an OP-ED, “US government is refusing to disclose climate information,” commenting on the State Department failing to produce the quadrennial climate report that was due to be released January 1, 2018. To learn more and read the original post, click here.


OPINION:  We’re almost out of time: The alarming IPCC climate report and what to do next

College Park, MD – October 17, 2018 – Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) Director and School of Public Policy Associate Professor, Nathan Hultman, was featured in Brookings with an OP-ED, “We’re almost out of time: The alarming IPCC climate report and what to do next,” commenting on the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and offering insight on where we go from here. To learn more and read the original post, click here.


ANNOUNCEMENT: CGS receives NSF grant to examine implications on innovation when wind manufacturing moves overseas

College Park, MD – October 3, 2018 – Movement of high-technology manufacturing industries from the United States and Europe to emerging and developing economies have widely dominated headlines over the past several years. These manufacturing shifts raise important policy, economic, and research questions that have yet to be answered. The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) at the University of Maryland received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in August 2018 to begin research on the drivers of and impacts on technological innovation from manufacturing relocation.


ANNOUNCEMENT: CGS receives grant for work with America’s Pledge on analysis of U.S. climate policy opportunities

College Park, MD – September 10, 2018 – The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) at the University of Maryland has received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to co-lead a major research effort for the America’s Pledge initiative. This project will help quantify and realize the impact of commitments made by cities, states, businesses, universities, and other non-Federal actors to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States. Currently numbering more than 3,000 across the United States, these actors committed to climate policies represent more than half the U.S. population and more than half of U.S. GDP—equivalent to the third-largest economy in the world—and are actively implementing policies to advance clean energy and drive down their emissions.


REPORT RELEASE: Center for Global Sustainability and Bloomberg Philanthropies Launch the State of Global Coal Power - Report

New York, NY – April 9, 2018 – As the world moves forward in the shared mission to stabilize our climate by reducing carbon emissions, a new report by the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) and Bloomberg Philanthropies released at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit concludes that over 1300GW of coal-fired electric power capacity must be rapidly retired to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This coupled with a dramatic reduction in plans to construct new coal power plants will give the world a chance to limit global temperature increase to well below 2°C.