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Fulfilling America’s Pledge: How States, Cities and Businesses are Leading the United States to a Low-Carbon Future

September 13, 2018

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Meeting the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement demands full partnership and deep collaboration between all actors across our society: states, cities, businesses, universities, and communities.

The decisions taken by these real economy actors shape the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions, drive innovation across the economy, and determine the speed of the global energy transition. And nowhere is this kind of decentralized climate leadership currently more important than in the United States.

You can access the report here.


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Center Publications

WORKSHOP REPORT: Accelerating Climate-mitigating Technology Development and Deployment

Morgan R. Edwards, Kavita Surana, Zachary Thomas, and Ellen D. Williams

April 2019 - Center for Global Sustainability

Other Media: Workshop Report

TESTIMONY: We’ll always have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change

Nathan Hultman

February 28, 2019 - U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee

REPORT: Annapolis, Maryland Resilience Financing Assessment

December, 2018 - Center for Global Sustainability, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

CGS REPORT: Climate Change Risk and the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

Matthew Binsted, Nathan Hultman, Wes L. Hanson, Alan Miller, Travis St. Clair

September 2017 - Center for Global Sustainability

Other Media: Opportunities for MD pension system to take enhanced action to account for climate change risk


PAPER: Impact of voluntary green certification on building energy performance

Yueming Qiu and Matthew E. Kahn

May 2019 - Energy Economics

PAPER: Location of electric vehicle charging stations: A perspective using the grey decision-making model

Xianqiang Ren, Huiming Zhang, Ruohan Hu, Yueming Qiu

April 15, 2019 - Energy

PAPER: Mind the energy performance gap: Evidence from green commercial buildings

Jing Liang, YuemingQiua, MingHu

February 2019 - Resources, Conservation and Recycling

PERSPECTIVE: A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action

Angel Hsu, Niklas Höhne, Takeshi Kuramochi, Mark Roelfsema, Amy Weinfurter, Yihao Xie, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Sander Chan, Jan Corfee-Morlot, Philip Drost, Pedro Faria, Ann Gardiner, David J. Gordon, Thomas Hale, Nathan E Hultman, John Moorhead, Shirin Reuvers, Joana Setzer, Neelam Singh, Christopher Weber & Oscar Widerberg

December 18, 2018 - Nature Climate Change

PAPER: Better sustainability assessment of green buildings with high-frequency data

Yueming Qiu and Matthew E. Kahn

November 13, 2018 - Nature Sustainability

COMMENT: Mitigation scenarios must cater to new users

Christopher Weber, David L. McCollum, Jae Edmonds, Pedro Faria, Alban Pyanet, Joeri Rogelj, Massimo Tavoni, Jakob Thoma, Elmar Kriegler

September 28, 2018 - Nature Climate Change

PAPER: Implications of sustainable development considerations for comparability across nationally determined contributions

Gokul Iyer, Katherine Calvin, Leon Clarke, James Edmonds, Nathan Hultman, Corinne Hartin, Haewon McJeon, Joseph Aldy, William Pizer

January 29, 2018 - Nature Climate Change

PAPER: Poverty eradication in a carbon constrained world

Klaus Hubacek, Giovanni Baiocchi, Kuishuang Feng, Anand Patwardhan

October 24, 2017 - Nature Communications