As the world’s second largest emitter, an ambitious and comprehensive INDC from the US could help inspire greater climate action internationally. Here's a closer look at what the US is likely to propose.
Countries are starting to release details of their post-2020 climate action plans, which will form the basis of a new international climate agreement. We’re already seeing some important trends.
Use our interactive map to compare the commitments.
In the lead-up to this year’s climate summit in Paris, countries are proposing climate actions that will take effect after 2020.
But what about the pre-2020 pledges? The new CAIT Pre-2020 Pledges Map showcases interactive data from 15 developed and 58 developing countries, providing an understanding of what countries have committed to in the short term, and what can be built upon in their post-2020 plans.
WRI evaluated the climate-water implications of more than 20 generation technologies in China, and found several win-win solutions for its power sector to reduce water impacts and emissions.
China’s power sector is its largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and also its biggest industrial water user.
This issue brief includes a Water–Climate Impacts Bubble Chart to help decision-makers better understand the trade-offs between water use, climate impacts, and capital...
Understanding how to curb global climate change first requires knowing where the world’s emissions are currently heading. The new CAIT Projections module provides access to emissions projections for major emitters through the year 2100.
Countries are preparing their climate action pledges for the post-2020 period. Here’s an in-depth look at what INDCs are, and why they're important for curbing climate change.
Insights from Ten Countries
This working paper provides a synthesis of country experiences with data management systems for national GHG inventories, based on survey responses from both Annex I and non-Annex I Parties.
Public Comment Draft — Calculating and Reporting the Potential GHG Emissions from Fossil Fuel Reserves
This draft methodology is now available for public comment through March 13, 2015. We welcome feedback from any interested party and request that feedback be submitted through an online survey.
A summary of all feedback received,...
Designing efficient, low-carbon cities and transport systems can improve health and the climate.
A WRI study shows new bus rapid transit (BRT) projects in Mexico, Colombia, China, India, and South Africa have the potential to reduce GHG emissions by 31.4 million tons over the next 20 years. This amount is equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 6.5 million cars.