Today, each Chinese citizen produces only one fifth the GHG emissions of an average American consumer, and China still has many unmet energy needs.
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.
WRI Senior Associate John Larsen answers questions about recent emissions reductions and what they mean for climate legislation.
In December 2009, diplomats from around the world will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide on a new international agreement on climate change. The following questions and answers address the agreements and structures that form the basis of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
This policy note provides an overview of the range of actions, policies, and institutions around the globe that address nutrient pollution and eutrophication.
Here are some quick "reality checks" on common misconceptions about climate change legislation in the United States.
Options for Addressing Early Action Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Offsets in U.S. Federal Cap-and-Trade Policy
When implemented properly, an early action
component of a cap-and-trade program can reward
early actors while preserving or enhancing the
environmental outcomes of the cap-and-trade
program. If designed and implemented poorly,
however, early action credits can infl...
S. 1502 would establish a program managed by the Department of Energy to create a trust fund to ensure prompt compensation for any damages from the geologic storage of carbon dioxide.