WASHINGTON—Join us for World Resources Institute's Stories to Watch 2019 on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, will share insights on emerging trends in the economy, politics, environment and international development that will shape the world in the coming year.
This year we learned, once again, that climate change is not a distant phenomenon. It is here right now.
After a rocky two weeks of climate talks, countries agreed on rules to implement the Paris Agreement, including guidance on regular communication, reporting, review and stock-taking of progress.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and gives a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Findings from November 2018 include a link between milder winter temperatures and violent crime, shellfish populations in decline, trees in the Amazon shifting to tolerate a drier climate, and many others.
Climate discussions tend to focus on raising ambition—getting countries to reduce more emissions, faster. But there’s an equally important issue that gets far less attention: ensuring climate action doesn’t leave anyone behind, particularly the world’s most vulnerable people.
Steep reductions in carbon emissions will be critical to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change, but that won’t be enough. Capturing and storing carbon already in the air must be part of our climate strategy in the United States and around the world.
China's electric vehicle mandate has driven innovation around the globe, an illustration of the kind of "ambition loop" that drives businesses and governments to bring out the best in one another.
The Yellow Vests movement is a reminder to governments that in the face of worsening social disparities, climate action cannot advance without ensuring benefits for all.
Emissions are still rising when they need to be declining. We are using more oil and gas, and though coal is declining in some places it is surging in others.
Can we feed the world without destroying it? New research reveals 22 steps to a sustainable food future.