On March 8 at 11:00am ET, journalists are invited to join a media briefing hosted by World Resources Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Union of Concerned Scientists, which will profile in-depth modeling and analysis that shows how a 50% reduction target is attainable.
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In a public letter released today, CEOs from 12 environmental and sustainability organizations called on businesses across the United States to adopt a science-based climate policy agenda. Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
Today, thousands of US cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, schools and faith, health and cultural institutions have come together to form America Is All In. This new coalition joins two initiatives, America’s Pledge and We Are Still In, to advocate and empower a whole-of-society mobilization to develop a roadmap to cut emissions in half by 2030, reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, scale climate action across the country, and promote leadership of non-federal actors on the world stage.
Today, Lever for Change announced that Turning Point, a project in which WRI is a collaborator, and four other finalist teams will advance to the next stage of the 2030 Climate Challenge, a $10 million award launched last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. by 2030. The Challenge, sponsored by an anonymous donor, will fund proven, data-driven solutions tackling greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in communities across the country.
President Biden signed sweeping executive orders to address climate change, protect biodiversity, improve environmental justice and create clean energy jobs across America. As a science-based, data-driven organization, WRI is encouraged to see a return to scientific integrity and evidence-based policymaking.
Forty governments, leading global institutions and local and international NGOs, including the United Kingdom and Irish governments, UN Development Programme, Climate Investment Funds, Zurich Investment Group, BRAC and Slum Dwellers International, have committed a new set of principles to ensure climate adaptation is led by local people.
The Escazú Agreement was acceded to by Mexico and Argentina today and can officially enter into force in 90 days.
New globally consistent methods for mapping forest carbon sources and sinks around the world show that forests absorb a net 7.6 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will take office tomorrow. They will take on their roles, as the country continues to reel from the global health pandemic, with over 400,000 lives lost in the United States alone. They will also face the ongoing challenges of overcoming racial injustice and the global climate crisis. Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
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