Since 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015, many countries are starting to implement their climate commitments or “nationally determined contribution” (NDC). But many developing countries lack the tools to measure, report and verify progress on their climate commitments and actions. The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) was launched today in response to calls for support from countries for improved transparency and capacity building related to the Paris Agreement.
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Satellite analysis reveals tiger habitats more intact than expected; area large enough to double wild tiger population remains
Tigers need large areas to survive but if well protected, populations can rebound quickly - Nepal and India experienced 61 and 31 percent increases, respectively, in their tiger populations recently thanks to better habitat protection and anti-poaching efforts.
The global tiger population now stands at fewer than 3,500; goal is to double by 2022.
Earlier today the United States and Canada released a joint statement outlining a variety of ways both countries are taking action on climate change and advancing low-carbon energy. One of the most significant developments is that the United States is starting a process to develop rules that will limit methane emissions from existing oil and natural gas infrastructure for the first time.
Following is a statement from Sam Adams, US Climate Director, World Resources Institute:
This week, Berta Cáceres was tragically murdered in her home in Honduras. Cáceres was an internationally recognized champion of the environment and indigenous people’s rights, including a winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize Award. Cáceres was widely recognized for her defense of indigenous peoples’ land and protector of her beloved Rio Blanco in Honduras.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan, as an appeals court considers an expedited legal challenge from states, corporations and industry groups. The ruling is not based on the merits of the plan, which will be heard in court later this year.
WASHINGTON (January 12, 2016)- President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, which included combating climate change and hinted at additional actions the U.S. can take.
Following is a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:
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