A new report of scientific findings confirms not only that human activity is the primary cause of rising temperatures, but that climate change impacts are accelerating.
Compiled by Chris Lau and Nicholas Bianco
Three regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs are either in the planning stages or operational in North America. This brief discusses each of the programs.
By Hilary McMahon and Remi Moncel on July 10, 2009
Climate change topped the agenda when heads of states recently met in Italy. There were no fireworks, but some important progress was made.
WRI analyzes emissions caps, allowances, offsets, and other critical components of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that, if it becomes law, will change the face of America’s factories, power sources, buildings, landscapes and working patterns.
As biofuel production ramps up, counting all the associated greenhouse gas impacts is critical to good energy and climate policy.
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Regional climate initiatives in the U.S.
NTPP Member and WRI Transport Director Nancy Kete Comments on Today’s Announcement
Critical swing votes on climate legislation in the U.S. Senate will come from a group of sixteen Democrats.
A consensus is emerging on technology transfer in an international climate agreement, though sticking points remain.
This graphic illustrates both areas of emerging consensus and sticking points among key players involved in enhanced international action on technology development and deployment.
Key among the con
Manish Bapna, Heather McGray, Gregory Mock, Lauren Withey
Reliable, long-term funding from the U.S. and other developed countries could help maintain forests and mitigate climate change.
WRI’s analysis of emissions caps, allowances, offsets, and other critical components of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.
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