“Smart policies to address climate change will promote competitiveness and growth," Steer said, "something that private investors crave."
Deforestation continues to be recognized as a key source of greenhouse gas emissions that must be addressed as part of the overall package coming out of COP21.
Climate finance is essential for enabling developing countries to both reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the impacts of a warming world. Watch for six signs over the next two weeks to see how COP 21 makes progress in this area.
GFW Climate shows that between 2001 and 2013, greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation across the world’s tropical forests were larger than Russia’s annual emissions. And that's just one finding of many.
A strong Paris agreement can send the signal to the world that the global transformation to a climate-resilient, zero-carbon economy is underway. Seven graphics reveal recent progress the world has made, as well as what needs to be done in Paris and beyond to truly overcome the climate change challenge.
Energy use in buildings is responsible for around 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. So it's fitting that the Paris climate summit will host the first-ever Buildings Day.
Forests, which cover about one-third of the land on Earth, are an often under-appreciated resource for addressing climate change. But this year, things could be different.
Global Director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Ani Dasgupta explains why the world cannot curb climate change without managing cities differently.
Like anything that goes mainstream, a backlash to carbon pricing was inevitable. But the arguments for carbon pricing are so compelling that critics have been forced to invent their own arguments to criticize.
Nearly 90 percent of countries that submitted new climate action plans included an adaptation component, reflecting the growing importance nations are placing on resilience in their response to climate change.