Experts often debate the pros and cons of a carbon tax versus a cap-and-trade system. But WRI research finds that if well-designed, both policies can effectively reduce emissions in the United States.
EPA is continuing to provide states with the tools and support to reduce their power sector emissions, and many states and utilities have said they will continue their plans to comply with the Clean Power Plan despite the recent stay.
More and more companies are setting science-based emissions-reduction targets. These targets represent a company’s share of the global carbon budget, the amount of carbon the world can collectively emit while hoping to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C.
New research finds that sea levels increased at a faster rate this past century than any other in nearly 3,000 years. While this is old news to the local elected officials on the front lines of coastal flooding in the United States, the findings will hopefully inspire much-needed action at the federal level.
Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to pause implementation of the Clean Power Plan will likely only be a temporary time out. Most states are already laying plans to comply—and indeed, it's in their best interest to do so.
The cut-flower industry takes a heavy toll on the land, water and climate. Researcher Kathleen Buckingham explains.
Most of the discussion about the Paris Agreement focuses on countries' new climate plans, which are aimed at the post-2020 period. But the decisions made in Paris can also ramp up action in the short term, too.
The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change came under tough scrutiny from members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, but Dr. Andrew Steer said a clean energy economy would "create hundreds of thousands of more jobs, increase GDP and save families money on energy bills."
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Das Pariser Abkommen ist eine umfassende, rechtlich bindende Vereinbarung, um die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels im Rahmen des Völkerrechts zu bewältigen. Es steht damit in einer Reihe vergleichbarer Vereinbarungen, die politischem Willen auf höchster Ebene Ausdruck verleihen. Es stimmt, dass das Abkommen verbindliche und unverbindliche Elemente beinhaltet; insgesamt ist es jedoch auf Beständigkeit angelegt:...
The new international climate agreement comes into effect only after 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions sign onto it.