As Secretary Kerry noted, Virginia's Hampton Roads area, experiencing increasing coastal flooding due to sea level rise, is a microcosm of the bigger risks facing our nation and world.
With a pivotal climate summit in Paris just weeks away, a new far-reaching survey by the Pew Research Center shows widespread support for a global agreement to tackle this challenge.
WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015)— President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline that would have crossed from Canada into the United States, and run all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This announcement resolves one of the major environmental issues from President Obama’s tenure and sends a strong signal of the administration’s leadership, coming just ahead of the Paris climate negotiations in December.
WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015)– UNEP released an executive summary of their annual report on country-level pledges to address greenhouse gas emissions. The reports assesses whether these pledges if fully implemented would be consistent with a least-cost approach to keep global average warming below 2° Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.
WASHINGTON— As momentum builds for a global climate deal in Paris in just a few weeks, senior staff and experts from World Resources Institute will host a press call and in person briefing to provide insights and expectations for the conference.
The press call will take place on Wednesday, November 18, at 9:30 a.m. EST and will feature Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s president & CEO, Jennifer Morgan, global director of WRI’s Climate Program, and other experts.
The strongest message corporations can send ahead of COP 21 is to set an emissions-reduction target in line with what science says is necessary to limit warming to 2°C.
This WRI analysis finds that renewable energy supplies are set to double collectively in eight major economies by 2030 spurred on by new national climate and energy plans. These renewable energy levels will be 18 percent higher in 2030 than previously projected growth rates.
Community forests serve as a vital source of livelihood, nutrition and medicine for the world's Indigenous Peoples. New research shows these forests have another advantage: generating billions of dollars in benefits for rural peoples and society.
This is the first time the Board is faced with approving proposals for specific activities. Are these proposals ambitious enough? Do they contribute to a paradigm shift in developing countries? Or do they fall short?
More than 150 countries have submitted climate action plans in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris—but they're not all created equal.