Even the best possible Copenhagen outcome will be a waypoint, not an endpoint.
Clean Technology Research, Development and Innovation in China
This working paper examines efforts made by China---the world’s largest gross emitter of greenhouse gases---to create an enabling environment for R&D and innovation in the field of clean technology.
Searching for Common Ground on an Uneven Playing Field
This paper analyzes relevant measures in emerging U.S. domestic climate policies, describes the objectives of these measures, assesses how they might be imposed, and discusses their implications for both a future climate agreement and the international trading system.
As South Africa moves forward with its own preparations for climate change, other countries are taking note.
China's announcement signals its commitment both to the climate conference in Copenhagen, and its intent to achieve significant domestic emissions reductions.
Leaders must overcome the mistrust that has characterized recent U.S.-India relations on climate change and energy.
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
Has cap-and-trade in Europe worked? WRI’s Senior Fellow Jill Duggan, who helped implement the EU trading scheme, sorts the myths from reality.
New targets and deforestation numbers put Brazil in the spotlight.
Payments for ecosystem services are becoming an increasingly important part of the U.S. business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will need to determine how these various payments should interact with each other.