Decisions from utility commissions across the country suggest natural gas' time as a "bridge fuel" may be short—renewables are already often preferred and cheaper.
Climate negotiators in Bonn, Germany left with only mixed progress in maintaining the spirit and strengthening the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Here are the highs and lows.
Fewer than a dozen national climate plans include measures to reduce food loss and waste. That's a problem—if food loss and waste were its own country, it would be world's third-largest emitter.
Japan has as many companies with science-based targets for reducing climate emissions as anyone but the United States. The secret? They're the only country that offers government support to companies trying to set targets, part of a broader emphasis on private sector engagement in the country's climate plan.
Measuring the impact of local adaptation programs is challenging, especially when decision-makers integrate climate resilience across broader sustainable development initiatives. New research from WRI examines these challenges – from balancing country-specific and portfolio-wide adaptation assessment needs to integrating resilience elements into existing development monitoring and evaluation systems – and offers methodological solutions that adaptation practitioners around the world can implement.
Strengthening the resilience of sustainable development in a warming world
This guidance provides recommendations for companies in the apparel and footwear sector to set science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. It provides case studies on best practices in target setting and strategies for achieving emissions reductions.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and provides a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Studies published in May 2019 reveal climate change's effects on fertility, a mass puffin die-off in Alaska, and drying lakes in Greenland, among other findings.
Disenfranchised communities feel the effects of climate change first and hardest. They're also oftentimes the most innovative in adapting to these impacts.
This paper focuses on transformative approaches to climate change adaptation in livestock production. It synthesizes the state of adapting key components of livestock systems, key challenges for adaptation, planning questions, and recommendations for transformative adaptation.
Now that the Paris Rulebook is finalized, it's time for work to begin on issues like verification, finance and loss & damage.
Long-term strategies provide a way for countries to envision strong and sustainable growth—exactly the goal of the G20.
The European Council will vote later this month on a proposal to go carbon neutral by 2050. The ramifications of the EU's decision will extend far beyond its borders.
WRI President and CEO Dr. Andrew Steer recently joined the IMF Podcast to explore ways fiscal policies can help countries implement climate strategies. The big takeaway: Done smartly, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions will actually benefit the economy.
Protest posters and media outlets report that there are just "12 years to save the earth." The reality is that we don't have 12 years; we have just one.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research on climate change. Studies published in April 2019 show that warming is suppressing economic growth in poorer nations, decreasing Emperor penguin populations and more.
Advances in science and technology mean that we can better measure emissions. A "refinement" to the existing guidelines lays out how countries can better report to the IPCC, giving us a better picture than ever of what we need to do to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
The report identifies a mix of 21 policy levers with which it would be possible to achieve Mexico’s conditional nationally determined contribution (NDC) at an average cost of US$12/ton. The report addresses both current targets, included in Mexico’s unconditional and conditional NDC to the Paris Agreement, as well as a more ambitious long-term target defined by Mexico in the General Climate Change Law in line with a 2°C global warming goal.
With new papers on fossil fuel subsidies and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the IMF is exploring ways it can help address the climate crisis.
Chile’s new High-Level Climate Action Champion Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir shares COP25 priorities and the Chilean presidency’s plans to leverage the conference to raise global ambitions ahead of 2020.