Climate change is a gradual change in the global temperature caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere.
WRI Senior Associate John Larsen answers questions about recent emissions reductions and what they mean for climate legislation.
New evidence shows that the recent increase in hurricane intensity is due to climate change, and this figure depicts the rise in category 4 and 5 hurricanes around the world since 1975.
Financial institutions are learning to protect investors--and themselves--from investments exposed to risk from climate change.
The strength of tomorrow’s low-carbon economy depends on the innovation of business today.
In December 2009, diplomats from around the world will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide on a new international agreement on climate change. The following questions and answers address the agreements and structures that form the basis of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
Here is a brief analysis of the allowances allocated to states and energy consumers under the “Waxman-Markey” American Clean Energy and Security Act, or H.R. 2454.
A first-hand tour of CCS sites in China suggests possibilities for cooperation with the United States---to their mutual benefit.
Note: this map has been updated: click here to view the update.
Three regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs are either in the planning stages or operational in North America. This brief discusses each of the programs.