United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America, consisting of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers), it is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area. With a population of more than 328 million people, it is the third most populous country in the world. The national capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North …

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WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper discusses how applied behavioral science can translate recent travel reductions into long-term organizational and sector-wide practices and policies that decrease harmful aviation emissions by supporting reduced air travel.

payroll for mid-sized and large companies in the United States (Grous 2017). WRI (Box 2) tracks business travel working in 8 global regions, including the United States, Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia COVID-19 is uncer- tain. Major airlines in the United States are predicting that business travel will quickly


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper aims to connect unmet nature-based solutions (NBS) investment needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with new financial resources. It highlights five strategies that leverage private capital …

protection fee (ratepayer fee)* Arkansas, United States Green-gray approach to protect forests for state funding (taxpayers)* California, United States Forest restoration to reduce catastrophic previously been infeasible. In California (United States), a mix of concessional and market-rate loans motivations that led a medi- um-sized utility in the United States, Central Arkan- sas Water (CAW), to issue the electricity generation. BACKGROUND In the western United States, catastrophic wildfires have grown in frequency


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of a transition from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting it on a much wider …

restoring floodplains or managing forests in the United States created between 7 and 40 jobs per $1 million mental health (Bratman et al. 2019). In the United States alone, air pollution removal by urban trees


WRI · 10 December 2021 English

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face a substantial investment gap in their work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to …

water to commod- ity futures markets in the United States (Chipman 2020) indicates increasing global


Economic Policy Institute · 5 December 2021 English

For over a decade, EPI has documented the significant pay penalty that teachers in our country’s K-12 schools suffer as a result of woeful underinvestment in public education. But it …

of as part of the care infrastructure in the United States. These workers play vital roles in public education of as part of the care infrastructure in the United States. Nonlicensed school staff play vital roles in


Economic Policy Institute · 4 December 2021 English

The spending in the American Jobs Plan (AJP) is well targeted to meet several (but obviously not all) pressing social needs. Because so much of the spending is temporary and …

actually lead to less economic activity within the United States. If anything, the corporate income tax status that the shifting of paper profits out of the United States to tax havens in recent decades has reduced and Ligthart sample to just studies of the United States, the results remain essentially the same. The huge investment indeed in the future of the United States. https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/kshen/files/caregivers


Fraser Institute · 18 November 2021

their construction with tight and clear definitions and few exemptions. As has been noted for the United States, TELs designed and put into place as laws or rules by legislative bodies have tended to be much


UNEP · 18 November 2021

the United States wants to be part of the multilateral solutions that will keep environmental action up and running. We at UNEP have long benefited from a strong partnership with the United States. On


CEIP · 17 November 2021

Biden’s foreign policy doctrine remains elusive. But one framework that was recently proposed—globalism—is strategically wanting and politically risky.


CEIP · 17 November 2021

The United States bears a great deal of the responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan, but the EU should also reflect on how its overly narrow conception of democracy contributed to the shortcomings


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