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.
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.