We’re now entering the final, significant stages of negotiations leading up to the major climate summit in Paris in December known as COP21, where countries will reach a new international climate agreement. There are now two week-long negotiating sessions remaining before Paris; the first takes place next week in Bonn, Germany. What issues will negotiators face and what needs to happen at the Bonn meeting?
The world is losing the window of opportunity to solve the climate crisis. To have a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 2°C and avoid its most dramatic effects, we need to limit all carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) to one trillion metric tons.
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O mundo está perdendo a janela de oportunidade para resolver a crise do clima. Para ter uma chance razoável de deter o aquecimento global em 2ºC e evitar seus efeitos mais dramáticos, precisamos limitar todas as emissões de gás carbônico (CO2) a um trilhão de toneladas.
No ritmo atual, o "espaço seguro" de carbono para limitar o aquecimento global será ultrapassado em menos de 30 anos. Para atingir a meta de 2ºC será necessária uma...
Lessons from Adaptation Pilots in the Rainfed Regions of India
This report helps policy makers, practitioners and funding agencies identify emerging adaptation good practices and the conditions necessary for scaling up those good practices to achieve adaptation success at scale.
Rainfed agriculture sustains millions of farmers in India, meeting 40 percent of India’s food demand. But the impact of a changing climate, including increased droughts and rising temperatures, threatens food production and farming patterns.
Australia’s just-announced plan for tackling climate change over the next decade proposes to cut emissions 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
China is increasing its ambition in addressing climate change, and it has a strong national interest in sustaining its actions. That’s according to a recent panel of experts convened by WRI’s ChinaFAQs project and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
The final Clean Power Plan is an important step for the United States to meet its 2020 and 2025 emissions-reduction targets, but the nation will need additional steps that continue accelerating these trends in the power sector and across the economy to achieve its goals.
The Clean Power Plan sets the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants.
Thirty-nine countries now have carbon-pricing policies on the books, while hundreds of businesses have voiced support. Pricing carbon, which was just a theoretical concept a few years ago, has blossomed into real climate action.