A recent article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy uses a NERA Economic Consulting study as evidence that meeting U.S. climate change commitments will cause economic hardship, particularly in the manufacturing sector. WRI researchers found that the Chamber’s conclusions are based on a decarbonization pathway that is unrealistic and unnecessarily costly.
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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.
As senior advisers converge on the White House, here are five huge reasons President Trump should keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
Mexico is establishing a carbon price in order to reduce its emissions 22 percent below 2000 levels by 2030; 50 percent by 2050. As other countries like China and Singapore pursue similar plans, they can learn from Mexico's progress.
The world's top three emitters contribute 14 times the emissions of the bottom 100. The CAIT Climate Data Explorer reveals this and other findings.
Over the past 25 years, dozens of national, regional and international climate funds have emerged, creating a confusing system. New WRI research offers recommendations to more effectively attract and disburse climate finance.
Of its four climate goals, China has already exceeded one, is close to meeting another, and is more than halfway toward achieving the remaining two. This is encouraging progress from the world's largest emitter.
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, experts Andrew Light and David Waskow discuss the diplomatic, economic and strategic implications if the United States were to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
WRI recently helped convene a workshop in Fiji to learn about tracking progress towards adaptation goals laid out after Paris.
China intends to advance ambitious climate action, and research shows the country is already making progress. The country's coal consumption has likely peaked, while renewable energy capacity has expanded significantly.