U.S. states are major global greenhouse gas emitters, and they have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward lower emissions and cleaner energy. These six charts show how state emissions compare, how they're changing and what could come next.
Climate, Energy & Transport
President Trump isn't going to renegotiate the Paris Agreement. A deal needs partners, and the rest of the world isn't interested—they're busy moving ahead with climate action.
Thermal power plants rely on water for cooling, which means droughts can push generation offline. In India, reports describe this vulnerability—itself just another reason to speed the transition to renewables.
The world’s climate negotiators have a clear deadline: In 2018, they must reach agreement on the implementation guidelines – also known as the Rulebook – for the Paris Agreement.
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement offers opportunities for India and China to lead on international climate action, but global progress is not yet matched by comparable leadership on domestic environmental policies in these two countries.
A new WRI examination of 44 countries' national reviews of progress on the SDGs shows that most recognize the powerful links between building sustainable development and tackling climate change.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg team up on America's Pledge, a new effort that will compile and quantify climate action by U.S. states, cities and businesses to cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
Electric vehicles are cleaner, but they're only part of the climate solution.
An update on the G20's progress towards their climate goals.
Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by "fast fashion," which makes clothing cheaply and quickly with a low price-tag. Six graphics show how this trend and others can add to water stress, pollution and other environmental impacts.