Research

Foundational Policies are Driving States’ Emissions Cuts: Analyzing our Latest Research with RMI

2023 has seen monumental progress in climate policy, with states enacting high–impact climate policies and playing a crucial role in implementing billions of federal climate dollars. As many policymakers and advocates begin to turn their attention to 2024, it’s important...

Delivering on Justice40: Perspectives from State Agency Staff

Delivering on Justice40: Perspectives from State Agency Staff This report surveys the barriers that state agency staff face when deploying federal climate and clean energy funds to priority communities. Based on interviews with 16 state agency managers of Justice40 covered programs,...

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Measuring State Climate Ambition through New Research with RMI

Climate XChange partnered with RMI on updating their State Climate Scorecards, a project that illustrates the effect current policies will have on climate-aligned emission reduction targets for 20 states. The Scorecards model expected greenhouse gas emission reductions — both economy-wide...

Introducing the State Climate Policy Dashboard

Our brand new State Climate Policy Dashboard (The Dashboard) serves as a one-stop shop for all things state climate policy. The Dashboard has two main components: 1) the State Climate Policy Tracker, which tracks 51 climate policies across all 50...

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...