Besides the cost to human health, the pollution's environmental impacts make China's fourth-largest city less attractive to corporate investment.
Climate, Energy & Transport
President Trump's 2018 budget request for fiscal 2018 makes clear that international climate finance is in the crosshairs, undermining U.S. economic, diplomatic and security interests around the world.
Climate negotiations just concluded in Bonn, and negotiators delivered a clear message: International climate action will not be deterred by shifting political winds in any one country.
As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.
Asia's growing manufacturing, industry and services sectors are increasing demand for electricity in Southeast Asia, which too often results in more power plant pollution and a rise in climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, regional leaders are blazing ahead with clean energy.
Next week's climate meeting in Bonn starts the countdown for implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2018. Here's what to watch for.
What's true for sports is true for tackling climate change: to make things happen, you have to agree on the rules of the game. Climate negotiators seeing in Bonn this month will be working to do just that to translate the vision of the Paris Agreement into action.
People march motivated either by despair or hope. In the case of the People's Climate March, it is appropriate to be motivated by both. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explains.
Agriculture and forestry offer great opportunities to help create the lower-carbon economy envisioned in the Paris Agreement, but these two sectors were largely overlooked in a new decarbonization roadmap published in the journal Science. That needs to change to reap the benefits of forest and landscape restoration.
The Trump administration's sweeping executive order, signed this week, aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, a move that will set the United States back and allow other countries to take the lead in cleaner energy that creates jobs and improves people's lives. WRI's Sam Adams explains.