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6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters

  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Equity & Governance
  • UNFCCC
China currently ranks as world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo by Ding Zhou/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Equity & Governance
  • UNFCCC

Opportunities in New Climate Economy

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • Economics
  • GHG emissions
  • Paris Agreement
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by U.S. Embassy, The Hague/Flickr.
  • Climate
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  • Economics
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Forested mountains in Latin America
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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Sustainable Urban Mobility

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Rapid urbanization creates a number challenges for city leaders, but the growing use of sustainable urban mobility solutions provides reasons for optimism in cities worldwide. (Beijing, China) Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • freedom of information

The China-U.S. Climate Agreement: By the Numbers

  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC
China plans to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 20 percent by 2020. (Yunnan, China) Photo by Mingjia Zhou/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • Climate
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  • climate change
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  • UNFCCC

New Tool Reveals How Jamaica’s Development Projects Impact People and Planet

  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • protected areas
  • public participation
Cataboo, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. Photo by Sergel Mutovkin/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • protected areas
  • public participation
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STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to Green Climate Fund Pledges

  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
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ADVISORY: Launch of Two New Greenhouse Gas Standards to Boost Transparency and Advance Climate Action

  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • climate change
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The Emissions Gap Roadmap

  • climate science
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A new report evaluates the "emissions gap" between current commitments to reduce emissions and those needed to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C. Photo by Josef Stuefer/Flickr
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  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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UNEP Emissions Gap Report Calculates Necessary Emission Reductions Out to 2030

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
"Taking more action now reduces the need for more extreme action later to stay within safe emission limits," —Achim Steiner. Photo by Adam Jones/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
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Infographic: Policy and Action Standard

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
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  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
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Infographic: Mitigation Goal Standard

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
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RELEASE: Two New Greenhouse Gas Standards to Improve Climate Policies, Design and Track Progress towards Mitigation Goals

  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC
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Staying on Track: A New Tool for Designing and Meeting Emissions-Reduction Goals

  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Pollution in Beijing. China recently committed to peak its emissions by 2030. Photo by David Barrie/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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How to Calculate Policies’ Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • renewable energy
Tunisia launched its renewable energy program, PROSOL ELEC, in 2010 to scale up solar photovoltaic systems in buildings throughout the country. Photo by World Bank/FLICKR.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
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STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to India’s 100,000 MW Solar Goal

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy
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Local Leaders to Federal Government: Help Us Prepare for Climate Change

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate impacts
Flooding in Saratoga, Wyoming. Photo by SFC McGuire/Wyoming National Guard
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate impacts
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset