Two weeks ago, more than 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement, making it the most-signed international treaty in a single day. Dozens of initiatives outside the UNFCCC process stand ready to help countries deliver the Agreement's goals.
WASHINGTON (May 3, 2016)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon selected Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, a seasoned Mexican diplomat, as the new Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. Espinosa most recently served as Mexico's ambassador to Germany and previously chaired the Cancun climate summit (COP16) while serving as Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs under former President Felipe Calderón.
WASHINGTON (APRIL 26, 2016)– The most significant gathering of sub-national and non-governmental leaders on global climate action this year will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. This event follows last week’s successful UN signing ceremony, where more than 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Climate Action 2016 summit will bring together 700 leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society to advance ambitious climate action across multiple sectors.
While the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), it’s in states’ own best interests to continue moving forward with compliance. New analysis finds Illinois can get 75 percent of the way to its CPP emissions-reduction target just through its existing clean energy policies and opportunities.
WASHINGTON (APRIL 21, 2016)– Tomorrow, country representatives from around the world are gathering in New York City for the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony. Over 150 countries have indicated they will formally sign the agreement, far exceeding the most first-day signatures any international pact in history.
When people think about food and sustainability, they typically focus on how the food is produced—is it locally sourced, pasture-fed or organic? New WRI research shows that the question of what is eaten is just as important.
Ten countries made carbon capture and storage (CCS) part of their national climate commitments in the run-up to COP21 in Paris last year. Will the technology take off?
While people are starting to think about how to implement the Paris Climate Agreement, it's clear that Mother Nature isn't willing to wait. Several climate and scientific milestones have happened since the Agreement's adoption four months ago, underscoring the need for immediate and comprehensive action.
Hard economic times have prompted West Virginia to look toward a future that depends less on coal and more on renewable energy, a higher-technology job market and even a price on climate-warming carbon dioxide.