The UN climate negotiations (COP23) presided over by a Fiji Presidency concluded in the early hours today in Bonn, Germany with countries making progress on the rules for the Paris Agreement and putting in place a process to assess progress on climate action that should set the stage for countries to commit to enhancing their climate commitments by 2020. Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)
Helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions by outlining a standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting by companies and organizations.
Ending Tropical Deforestation: Jurisdictional Approaches to REDD+ and Low Emissions Development: Progress and Prospects
The jurisdictional approach (JA) to REDD+ and low emissions development has gained considerable currency in recent years. As understood here, JA refers to a government-led, comprehensive approach to forest and land use across one or more legally defined territories. Multiple efforts directed at...
Recent analysis shows that forests are essential to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and contribute to climate stability through multiple pathways across local to global scales. Reducing emissions from deforestation, enhancing the role of forests as carbon sinks through restoration, and...
From phasing out coal to banning oil drilling, several nations stepped up their climate action this year. A new timeline tracks climate announcements.
Most climate change solutions focus on mitigation—ways to slash emissions as quickly as possible, such as by adopting renewable energy. But research shows these aren't enough. To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to reach net-negative emissions, a point at which we're actually removing more carbon from the air than we're putting in.
A new report by the Global Carbon Project and the University of East Anglia found 2017 had the highest levels of carbon pollution on record. Global carbon dioxide emissions from human activities and specifically from fossil fuels will reach record highs by the end of the year.
The annual Emissions Gap Report looks at the difference between the emissions reductions countries have promised and those needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Bottom line? The gap is considerable.
The U.S. Senate today rejected a Congressional Review Act resolution to revoke a regulation limiting methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A 51-49 vote against advancing the resolution was reached, letting the Bureau of Land Management methane waste prevention rule continue.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's People's Climate Movement march. It's a good moment to reflect on the facts—what we know about climate change today, and what impacts we can expect in the future.