Confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, Scott Pruitt and Rick Perry provided an opportunity to publicly question members of President Donald Trump's prospective cabinet who will set the course for the next administration on climate change. What did we learn?

What Did Confirmation Hearings Tell Us About Trump’s Priorities on Climate Change? | World Resources Institute
Perry showed a limited grasp of the relationship between fossil fuels and climate change, and did not make the connection to the need to transition to a low-carbon energy system.

Rick Perry Offers Mixed Messages to Congress on Climate and Clean Energy | World Resources Institute
Global average temperatures have now exceeded the 20th-century average every month for the past 32 years!

2016 Deemed the Warmest Year on Record. What’s in Store for 2017? | World Resources Institute
WRI, Cargill, Walmart, Nature Conservancy and others are building the go-to platform for monitoring tree cover loss near mills, farms and municipalities.

Save the Forests? There's Now an App for That | World Resources Institute
The fact that the world lost an area of IFLs twice the size of California over the past decade spells trouble for nature, the climate and human well-being.

World’s Last Intact Forests Are Becoming Increasingly Fragmented | World Resources Institute
China intends to advance ambitious climate action, and research shows the country is already making progress.

China’s Decline in Coal Consumption Drives Global Slowdown in Emissions | World Resources Institute
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Israel is joining a global movement towards holistic forest management that values ecosystem services.

Seeing Israeli Forests for More than Just Trees | World Resources Institute
Sustainable investing won't slow down any time soon. In fact, smart investors are using it to drive profits.

Why Smart Investors are Targeting the Companies Solving the World’s Sustainability Problems | World Resources Institute
Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, did little to reassure the American public that if confirmed as secretary of State he would lead on climate change.

Tillerson’s Hearing Fails to Assure the American Public on Climate Change | World Resources Institute
The big question for 2017 is: Are recent events merely a speed bump for progress toward a more sustainable, equitable world, or will they signal a much larger retreat?

6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017 | World Resources Institute
Despite the increase in mobility options, never have so many people lacked access to transportation. Truly sustainable transport is the goal.

Transforming Transportation: Toward Sustainable Mobility for All | World Resources Institute
Five charts show why clean energy is key to keeping Trump's promises of rising employment, a growing economy & cheap, abundant, reliable energy.

5 Clean Energy Charts Trump Needs to See Before He Takes OfficeFive charts show why clean energy is
More than 678 million Chinese citizens now live in areas facing high or extremely high water stress. Industrialization and urbanization are to blame.

China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise | World Resources Institute
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and the deputy secretary general designate Amina Mohammed were receptive to the idea of an "Arc of Ambition" - creating a trajectory of truly unstoppable momentum to help galvanize action that curbs emissions, builds resilience to climate impacts and delivers on the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs. [ Link ]

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New research explores a vicious cycle: as greenhouse gas emissions warm the planet, soils heat up and the micro-organisms that live in them start...

Rising Carbon Emissions from Warming Soil Highlight Benefits of Land...
The United States is not out of the renewables race yet, but if the trends continue, China will leave it behind.

China is Leaving the U.S. Behind on Clean Energy Investment | World Resources Institute
Sustainable investing is exploding, but the field is young. Adding key infrastructure would take the industry to the next level.

Overcoming These Three Challenges Can Drive Sustainable Investing Into...