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New research launched at COP25 finds that a big portion of the private sector is already delivering on the Paris climate agreement. For the first time, the Science Based Targets initiative has calculated what companies' climate targets, in line with what science says is necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, add up to.
What impacts will climate change have on the ocean economy? That’s the question a new blue paper from the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy seeks to answer. How much will tourism be affected by declining coral reefs? What about jobs and revenue from fishing and aquaculture? Which countries will be impacted the most? The paper’s findings will be announced on Friday, December 6 at 14:30 CET at COP25.
William D. Ruckelshaus passed away on November 27, 2019. He was the first Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1970 to 1973 and served again from 1983 to 1985. He was also Chairman of the Board for WRI from 1996 to 2004.
Join the Science Based Targets initiative at COP25 for the launch of its 5-year progress report. The event will be live-streamed for those not in Madrid. Business and NGO leaders will host a panel discussion on the report's findings, which assess global progress on corporate climate action supporting the Paris Agreement. Panelists include representatives from Novozymes, thyssenkrupp AG, DSM, IKEA Group, Danone, the National Business Initiative, CDP, WWF International and WRI.
Competition for water resources is increasing as agriculture, municipalities and industries pull from the same scarce freshwater sources. The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct tool recently revealed that 17 countries, home to a quarter of the world’s population, face “extremely high” baseline water stress – meaning that more than 80% of available water supply is withdrawn (on average) every year. Today, WRI unveiled Aqueduct™ Food (Beta), a new tool that maps current and future water risks to crop production around the world.
Join a press call with WRI experts on what to expect at COP25, both within and outside the negotiating halls. Andrew Steer, Yamide Dagnet and David Waskow will discuss the most consequential and contentious negotiation topics like Article 6; how COP25 relates to stepping up climate efforts in the year ahead; and how countries, businesses, cities and others are responding to both the climate crisis and civil unrest stemming from social inequity.
Statement from Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, WRI's Sustainable Finance Center Director, following the European Investment Bank's announcement to end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021.
The Trump administration submitted a formal request to the United Nations to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The process of withdrawal takes one year, which means the United States will be out of the Paris Agreement on November 4, 2020. The U.S. could re-enter the Agreement within 30 days of a request to the United Nations. Read on for a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
A coalition of ten major palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a new, publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).
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