As December's climate change talks approach, a new WRI report discusses the successes and challenges to effective regulation in China.
Cap-and-trade programs are designed to increase the economic efficiency of emissions reductions and lower costs beyond command-and-control approaches alone. Cap-and-trade programs often incorporate features that add flexibility and/or increase price certainty to help address cost
This issue brief evaluates five approaches to account for state-achieved reductions
and address the state-to-state “leakage” problem under
a federal cap-and-trade program.
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.
Emissions result from a variety of activities, like heating and cooling buildings, traveling to meetings, or shipping products to consumers.
Sao Paulo recently became one of the first cities in the developing world to implement a citywide plan to fight climate change.
Total global emissions grew 12.7% between 2000 and 2005, an average of 2.4% a year.