This paper analyzes relevant measures in emerging U.S. domestic climate policies, describes the objectives of these measures, assesses how they might be imposed, and discusses their implications for both a future climate agreement and the international trading system.
China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao today announced his country’s plan to cut carbon-emissions intensity 40 to 45 percent by 2020 compared to 2005 levels. The details will be presented at the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark early next month.
President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen on December 9 to participate in the United Nations climate conference. He will call for a U.S. emission-reduction target of 17 percent below 2005 levels in 2020 and ultimately in line with final U.S. energy and climate legislation.
Leaders of China and the U.S. announced today that their countries will work hard alongside other nations to produce a substantive international climate agreement at a major United Nations climate conference next month.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) today rolls out ChinaFAQs.org - a Web site tracking and summarizing the research of academics, research scientists and policy experts on China’s climate and energy policies and actions.