News Release | Environment Virginia

New Climate Science Report Warns of Increased Risk, Need for Action

Newly released IPCC report adds to the ever-growing body of evidence that action on to limit carbon pollution is urgently needed. Read our statement.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environmental Groups Launch Virginia #ActsOnClimate

Virginia may not yet be known as a clean energy leader, but many municipalities are pursuing ambitious clean energy and carbon reduction goals, and should be applauded for their efforts. A coalition of environmental groups have launched a new local campaign, Virginia Acts on Climate, a multi-month series that will showcase through events and features, areas in which local governments, businesses, and citizens are already taking action to curb their carbon pollution and invest in cleaner energy.

Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Moving America Forward

American leadership in the fight against global warming is crucial. America is the world’s largest economy, the second-largest emitter of global warming pollution, and the nation responsible for more of the human-caused carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere than any other. Without prompt action by the United States and others to reduce global warming pollution, catastrophic impacts – from coastal flooding to food system disruptions – could become unavoidable.

Fortunately, even in the absence of a comprehensive response from the U.S. Congress, local and state governments and the Obama administration have taken leadership on global warming.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Localities Lead Virginia on Cutting Carbon, Commonwealth Lags

Our new report, Moving America Forward, shows even as federal energy efficiency requirements have helped Virginia reduce emissions, leaders in Richmond could be playing a much larger role in reducing carbon pollution. In lieu of comprehensive state or federal legislation, local governments across the commonwealth have stepped up to implement community environmental programs aimed at protecting future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.

Report | Environment Virginia

Skating on Thin Ice

New fact sheet summarizes climate change impacts on Winter Olympic sports, highlights the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

As the Sochi Olympic Games wrap up, Environment Virginia revealed a summary of climate change impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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New video featuring Virginia Congressmen to encourage action on global warming

Environment Virginia launched a new online video campaign featuring interviews with Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to encourage Virginians concerned about global warming to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on climate.

News Release | Environment Virginia

President Obama Vows to Protect Future Generations from Climate Change

Environment Virginia response to President Obama's 2014 State of the Union.

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Environment Virginia Response to State of the Commonwealth Speech

Our response to Governor McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth speech.

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Statement on Governor McAuliffe Inauguration

Environment Virginia's response to inauguration of Virginia's 72nd governor, Terry McAuliffe

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