On the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, this event featuring representatives from Chile, Rwanda, and other countries will focus attention on opportunities to accelerate action to curb the short-lived climate pollutants that are a major contributor to climate change.
This paper examines how the United States, South Korea, China, and the European Union used green investments after the global financial crisis to help their economies recover, create jobs, and build up new industries. The lessons from 2008–2009 can help inform today’s policymakers designing economic stimulus packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled key members of his foreign policy and national security team. The nominees include Antony Blinken for Secretary of State; Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security; Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence; Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Jake Sullivan for National Security Advisor; and John Kerry for Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Following is a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
This webinar will look at the climate action state of play and provide an overview of WRI tools and resources that can guide countries’ NDC enhancement.
To keep the window open to limit global warming to 1.5 C, countries need to accelerate transformation toward a net-zero emissions future across all sectors at a far faster pace than recent trends, according to a new report from World Resources Institute and ClimateWorks Foundation.
U.S. mayors and climate experts will discuss climate action during COVID-19 and in the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election.
According to multiple media sources, Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris have been confirmed as the winners of the 2020 U.S. election. They received the most votes by a president ticket in U.S. history and were able to win several states that Donald Trump had won in 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives stayed majority Democrat. The outcome for the composition of the U.S. Senate is very close and currently undetermined.
Following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
The Biden administration must prioritize an expansive climate action plan from day one. These 10 high-impact actions will make the biggest difference.
The developing world is facing a major debt crisis, limiting their ability to spend on economic recovery for COVID-19 or climate action. Creditor countries — specifically China, the largest bilateral creditor to developing countries — can exchange this for clear, verifiable climate action and investments in healthcare.
To keep the window open to limit global warming to 1.5 C, countries need to accelerate transformation towards a net-zero emissions future across all sectors at a far faster pace than recent trends, according to a forthcoming report from World Resources Institute and ClimateWorks Foundation, with input from Climate Action Tracker. Join the launch event for this major report on November 19 to gain insights from experts on progress being made across six key sectors.
During his first policy address to the Japan’s parliament today, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Japan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. He also mentioned that dealing with climate change is no longer a constraint on growth. Following is a statement from Helen Mountford, Vice President for Climate and Economics, World Resources Institute.
This paper establishes the collective baseline of Cool Food members’ food purchases and associated GHG emissions, as well as their shared 25 percent GHG emissions reduction target. If members met the target, their actions would reduce emissions by more than 1,071,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year by 2030 relative to the baseline, equivalent to avoiding the annual tailpipe emissions from more than 230,000 passenger vehicles.
This technical note outlines the methods used by World Resources Institute (WRI) to identify a set of Cool Food Meals on a food provider’s menu.
As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, the ocean is gaining attention as a potential part of the solution. A range of ocean-based carbon removal approaches could help capture and store billion of tons of carbon.
The task of decarbonizing the U.S. economy is too big for any one level of government to tackle alone. The “new climate federalism” model proposes a framework for the federal, state and local governments to work together to address climate change.
At Paris in 2015, countries agreed to come back to the table with more ambitious climate commitments (known as nationally determined contributions – NDCs) every five years, in order to keep the global temperature increase to 1.5 and build a more resilient and adaptive economy, together with inves
President Xi Jinping's announcement at the UN that China intends to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and reach carbon neutrality before 2060 is one of the most significant signs of progress on tackling climate change since the 2015 Paris Agreement. Here are answers to four key questions about it.
The UN's 75th General Assembly last week offered a crucial moment for leaders to demonstrate global solidarity for a fairer, safer, stronger world amid the sweeping impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a changing climate.
Join us for a dynamic discussion with state and local leaders about the optimal roles for each level of government in addressing climate change. The webinar will include the presentation of a new WRI report, New Climate Federalism: Defining Federal, State, and Local Roles in a U.S. Policy Framework to Achieve Decarbonization.
To assist countries in tracking and visualizing progress of climate actions, World Resources Institute has developed the Climate Implementation Tracker (CIT) - Beta.