Harnessing the full power of towns and cities to drive the shift to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future requires action at all levels of government, with strong supportive policy frameworks, incentive systems and financial resources for sustainable infrastructure.
IPCC 1.5°C Report
The IPCC's study on limiting warming to 1.5° Celsius makes clear that there are no magic numbers—every tenth of a degree matters when it comes to conserving a livable climate.
A clear message from cities emerges from the IPCC 1.5 report: Cities must live and build differently to mitigate and adapt to climate change. A manifesto from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities lead Ani Dasgupta.
Two weeks after the publication of the landmark IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, many negotiators and their ministers will gather in Krakow, Poland.
Global meat and dairy consumption is set to increase nearly 70 percent by 2050. The resulting agricultural emissions would make it impossible to keep temperature rise below 1.5°C (2.7°F), the level scientists say is necessary for staving off climate disasters.
In an op-ed for CNN, WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explains the importance of the IPCC's 1.5 degrees report.
Scientists have calculated the amount of carbon dioxide the world can emit while limiting warming to the internationally agreed upon goals of 1.5°C-2°C. This amount is our “carbon budget.” We're on track to exceed it in little more than a decade.
Countries around the world agreed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C-2˚C. A new IPCC report finds that the half-degree difference matters—a lot.
New research from the world's leading climate scientists finds that annual emissions will need to be roughly half what they are today by 2030 in order to limit temperature rise to 1.5˚C. Exceeding this level of warming will bring climate impacts so catastrophic the world will be unrecognizable.