Today in remarks delivered before the United Nations General Assembly, President Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement that China aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 and to peak carbon emissions before 2030. Following is a statement from Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate and Economics, World Resources Institute.
All WRI News
According to a new research synthesis developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by ClimateWorks Foundation, investments are urgently needed to rapidly develop and scale up the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions critical to reaching net zero emissions globally by 2050. With support from the ClimateWorks Foundation and World Resources Institute (WRI), the EIU hub assesses seven proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) removal approaches.
The Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers from more than 200 leading companies - representing every sector of the economy - issued a call for ambitious action on climate change. In “Addressing Climate Change: Principles and Policies,” BRT calls on the federal government, including Congress, to enact climate policies in line with the US commitment to the Paris Agreement. Following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has today launched a process to develop the first science-based global standard for corporate net-zero target setting, to ensure that companies’ net-zero targets translate into action that is consistent with achieving a net-zero world by no later than 2050.
A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The consortium, a Global Commission on Adaptation initiative, will partner with an initial cohort of 15 universities from 18 time zones to implement urban resilience projects in cities.
As momentum is growing for net-zero climate action in the lead up to COP26, we invite journalists to join us for an in-depth discussion on what constitutes an effective net-zero target for both governments and companies. Our experts from 2050 Pathways Platform and World Resources Institute will share the latest on the global state of play on net-zero announcements and dive into the details to help you evaluate the proliferating number of commitments.
Statement from Andrew Steer, WRI President & CEO, following news of the passing of Ted Halstead, Founder and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council.
Report proposes solutions to severe water and security challenges in India, Iran, Iraq, the African Sahel, Central America, and Yemen.
The Industrial Innovation Initiative, an ambitious coalition of key industrial and power companies, environmental and labor organizations, and state officials from Midwestern and Gulf Coast states focused on decarbonization solutions for the region’s most important industrial sectors, submitted recommendations to Congress today outlining measures for consideration in COVID-19-related federal economic recovery legislation.
- Mission & Goals
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Managing for Results
- Strategic Plan
- Experts & Staff
- Board of Directors
- Global Leadership Council
- Alumni Network
- Annual Reports
- Get Involved: Individuals
- Sustainability at WRI
- Open Data Commitment
- Library & Information Center
- Procurement Opportunities