The climate mitigation potential of forests is immense. To help prepare for next year's Global Stocktake of NDCs, new publications by the Climate and Land Use Alliance clarify the way forests are counted under UNFCCC rules.
Nearly all of the world's electrical generation relies in one way or another on water. Climate change will stress water resources, potentially undermining the power sector.
Cities are already playing a key role in tackling climate change, even as the Trump administration signals a U.S. pull-out from the Paris Agreement. But what can one person do to help make cities healthier, more sustainable and more productive?
By planting the White House Kitchen Garden, Michelle Obama spurred a movement that's helping combat a warming planet.
The Paris Agreement is the best instrument for addressing threats to development posed by climate change, such as forest fires, extreme weather and more. The U.S. withdrawal from the agreement is reckless.
Bonn climate negotiations got underway, President Trump delayed his decision on whether the United States would stay in the Paris Agreement and the Arctic Council recognized climate change as an urgent threat.
In the 100 days since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has embarked on an all-out assault on the environment. A new timeline documents rollbacks, budget cuts and more.
A recent article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy uses a NERA Economic Consulting study as evidence that meeting U.S. climate change commitments will cause economic hardship, particularly in the manufacturing sector. WRI researchers found that the Chamber’s conclusions are based on a decarbonization pathway that is unrealistic and unnecessarily costly.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's People's Climate Movement march. It's a good moment to reflect on the facts—what we know about climate change today, and what impacts we can expect in the future.
As senior advisers converge on the White House, here are five huge reasons President Trump should keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
The world's top three emitters contribute 14 times the emissions of the bottom 100. The CAIT Climate Data Explorer reveals this and other findings.
Our climate is warming, with uncertain impacts. These methodologies help us prepare for what we can't predict.
We’ve now entered a new world order when it comes to the acceptance — or rather, the denial — of scientific fact.
The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the State Department and USAID would eliminate funding for the Global Climate Change Initiative, which supports hundreds of climate change programs and advances U.S. interests around the world. As a former USAID Foreign Service Officer, WRI's Rebecca Carter draws on her experience to show these programs are great investments.
The social cost of carbon helps analysts assess the economic benefits of climate action and costs of inaction. Dropping it, as the Trump administration is considering, will prevent the government from using the best available science in decision-making or holding polluters accountable.
Fuel efficiency standards save Americans money at the pump while cutting pollution and helping automakers stay competitive. Yet the Trump administration is on the verge of calling for their review.
Of its four climate goals, China has already exceeded one, is close to meeting another, and is more than halfway toward achieving the remaining two. This is encouraging progress from the world's largest emitter.
A growing body of research shows that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not only complementary; each depends on the other.
Climate change risks to corporations, their investors and the planet are increasing markedly. Those who heed the call to act by pricing carbon, setting a science-based emissions target and more will materially increase their odds of prospering.