Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerants, are a small but rapidly growing component of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, climate-friendly substitutes exist, and some of these alternatives can even create net savings for consumers.
Switzerland announced its post-2020 climate action plan yesterday, making it the first country to officially submit its contribution to the international climate agreement to be finalized in Paris at the end of this year. It's a promising start, with the country committing to reduce its emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Boston received 98 inches of snow this season, California faces an epic drought and the American West experienced warmer-than-average temperatures.
What’s going on with this extreme weather, and what does it have to do with global climate change?
The draft proposal calls for the EU to cut emissions at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as well as for a gradual increase in reductions from the current target of 20 percent by 2020.
The Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) spans Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and supports 60 million people. New research shows that climate change could damage $18 billion worth of infrastructure and decrease economic productivity in the region by $16 billion annually by 2050.
Last week, International climate negotiators started their journey toward establishing a new international climate agreement.
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.
This week, international climate negotiators gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the first in a series of negotiating sessions to establish an international climate agreement in Paris at the end of 2015.
Following is a statement from Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
Potential emissions of oil and gas companies’ fossil fuel reserves could make or break whether the world stays within its "carbon budget."
Setting an aspirational adaptation goal—and ratcheting efforts up over time to reach it—can catalyze the wide range of actions necessary for all communities, especially the poorest, to have the means to be more resilient.