Research

Report: An Assessment of Environmental Justice Policy in U.S. Climate Alliance States

This white paper tracks the status and trends of three procedural environmental justice (EJ) policies across 24 U.S. Climate Alliance (“Alliance”) states: How each state defines an environmental justice community Each state’s environmental justice mapping capabilities The status of dedicated...

Report: How The Green Future Act Creates Jobs and Benefits Communities

An Analysis of the Job Creation and Community Benefits of the Green Future Act  This report analyzes the job creation and community benefits of the Green Future Act (H.3292), a bill currently being considered by the Massachusetts state legislature. The Climate...

How Do States Plan To Meet Their Climate Commitments?

An Assessment of U.S. Climate Alliance States’ Climate Action Plans This white paper analyzes the trends and comprehensiveness of 2030 state climate action plans. Specifically, between January and April 2021 the Climate XChange research team mapped and identified the occurrence...

Green Investments Chart a Path Forward, Here’s How Communities Stand to Benefit

Over the last 14 months, advocates, scientists, and policymakers have been calling for a green recovery to foster solutions that will benefit people and the planet for decades to come. The cornerstone of a green recovery must be investing in...

Part II of our Latest Research: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

Conversations with Frontline Organizations on Connecting Climate and Community Priorities Over the course of January to March 2021, Climate XChange and Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative engaged in conversations with frontline community leaders across Massachusetts. These discussions sought to understand the challenges they...

New Climate XChange Report: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

An Analysis of Job Creation and Community Benefits from Green Investments This report analyzes the potential job creation and quality of life benefits from investing in clean transportation, sustainable development, clean energy, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation in Massachusetts. These...

Jonah Kurman-Faber on his journey to Research Director

Earlier this fall, Jonah Kurman-Faber, who has been a part of our team for almost three years, was promoted to head our research as our new Research Director. We are thrilled to have Jonah taking on this new role, and...

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer is a report by Lucy Davis-Hup, Emerson Johnston, Mridhu Khanna, and Sudhanshu Mathur, all of whom are State Carbon Pricing Network Fellows at Climate XChange.The next game-changing actor on the carbon...

Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon...