climate-change

February 14, 2024

Washington, DC –  Tom Suozzi has been re-elected to the U.S. House, winning last night’s special election to represent the people of New York’s Third Congressional District. Sierra Club endorsed Suozzi and our local group leaders actively mobilized Sierra Club members in this critical race.

January 24, 2024

Washington, DC – Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual electricity market report that shows low emissions energy sources will account for almost half of the world’s electricity generation by 2026, up from 39% in 2023.

December 13, 2023

Dubai, UAE – Today, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP28) in Dubai came to a close, with parties agreeing to final language that includes an unprecedented call for a transition away from fossil fuels.

The agreement was reached after marathon negotiations continued through the night, extending the conference past its scheduled end date. 

December 8, 2023

Dubai, UAE – Today, a delegation of Republican members of Congress is scheduled to arrive in Dubai for COP28. As negotiations among the 199 member countries continue, it is unclear what role the members of Congress might play in the conference. Their voting records and public campaign finance data showing close ties to the fossil fuel industry raise even further questions. 

November 20, 2023

Washington, DC – In 10 days, charged with charting a path forward to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis, global leaders will convene in Dubai for the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) 28. At COP21, world leaders made history by agreeing to a treaty aimed at holding global average temperature well below two degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

November 14, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, the White House released the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) that shows the climate crisis is upon us and impacting every community and person across the country. Since the NCA4 in 2018, improvements in scientific research have made even clearer the impact of our greenhouse gas emissions on global warming and the linkage between extreme weather disasters and climate change.

November 1, 2023

HARRISBURG -- Today, in a divided decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled against the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and preventing the Department of Environmental Protection from enforcing the rule.

October 25, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, more than three weeks after the position was vacated, Republicans in the House of Representatives elected Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) as the 56th Speaker of the House.

October 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding awards for seven hydrogen hubs across the country this morning. President Biden is expected to share additional details during remarks in Philadelphia today, at the site of the Mid-Atlantic hub.

September 17, 2023

Today, thousands of people will join the biggest climate mobilization since the pandemic to urge President Biden and other leaders to stop fossil fuel expansion and extraction.

September 17, 2023

Today, thousands of people will join the biggest climate mobilization since the pandemic to urge President Biden and other leaders to stop fossil fuel expansion and extraction.

September 12, 2023

For the first time, the International Energy Agency, the world’s leading energy analysis and policy organization, is projecting that we are “witnessing the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era” and that the world will hit peak demand for coal, oil, and gas before 2030.