This piece originally appeared in the Jakarta Globe.
Renewable energy has the potential to transform Asian society, but only if its leaders can take it to the next level.
Update [10/17/2011]: WRI has released the latest edition of Climate Science.
Why is Asia such an important region for clean energy deployment? WRI experts respond.
A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further.
Under a new WRI initiative, industrial companies in China can bundle energy efficiency projects to attract investors and reduce costs.
Current use valuation programs can encourage landowners to resist development pressures and leave forest as forest.
Last year, in an effort to make our climate data more accessible, WRI launched a pilot that paired estimates of U.S. state greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) with the Google Public Data Explorer, a tool that visualizes large data sets with interactive charts and maps.
When it comes to changing the way we use energy, cities are at the center of the action.
On June 2nd, I had the pleasure of speaking at the C40 Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group consists of iconic cities from around the world committed to addressing climate change. Chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the group has recently joined forces with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Cities Program. Together, this partnership can have meaningful role in the fight against climate change.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said that the United Nations is “a bridge upon which we can meet and talk”. The bridge builders were sorely missing during the first week of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn. Instead of moving forward on substance and laying the foundations for progress in Durban, negotiators became embroiled in a series of agenda fights. This resulted in days of paralysis in the formal process.
What can we learn from the first week’s events, are there any positives to take going into week two, and what should negotiators do to turn this session around?