Although the burning of fossil fuels generates most of the potential emissions from most reserves, emissions from production and processing operations (known as “upstream emissions”) can also be important, depending on the reserve type and technologies used.
Mayors don't have the luxury of ignoring on-the-ground hazards of our changing planet – and fortunately, they're not.
The G20 Hamburg Summit in July will be the first time that President Trump meets fellow G20 leaders in a group setting. The newly released summit agenda is a reminder that the new president’s campaign promises and early appointments could put him at odds with prior G20 commitments.
One community in Maharashtra, India has been restoring its watershed for years in order to create a stable water supply and adapt to climate change. A new tracking system will evaluate whether this and other climate adaptation projects are actually effective.
The climate and open government communities have historically worked in silos. That arrangement can't continue if countries are to successfully implement their national climate plans under the Paris Agreement.
If President-elect Trump is serious about his promise to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, then he should push America toward a strong, clean energy future.
The United States and Canada aim to reduce their emissions 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050, while Mexico will reduce its emissions 50 percent from 2000 levels.
Today three countries, the United States, Canada, and Mexico, announced targets and strategies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century (2050).
Germany aims to reduce its emissions 80-95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. It's the first country to release a long-term emissions plan, with more countries likely to follow in the coming days.