The latest scientific research shows how a melting Arctic could be contributing to extreme winter weather.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and gives a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Some findings from December 2018 include more record wet and dry months, record carbon emissions in 2018, and thick Arctic sea ice declining by 95 percent.
From sustainable fashion to "micromobility," seven stories playing out in 2019 will influence the future of environment and international development.
Bamboo isn't native to Malawi, but it could help the country adapt to mosquito outbreaks and other climate change impacts.
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.
Communities in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre are particularly vulnerable to flooding and other climate risks. A new tool helps them find ways to adapt that also benefit the poorest members of society.
Countries, stakeholders and expert institutions have been making submissions to the UNFCCC’s Talanoa Dialogue in preparation for December’s COP24 climate conference.
World's third-largest emitter aims to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050.
The Paris Agreement rulebook will transform the landmark climate treaty from a vision into reality. Will countries finalize it this year, as promised?
Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries adopted the landmark Paris Agreement. COP24 is the critical moment for countries to establish rules for turning the Agreement's vision into reality.
The first bipartisan U.S. climate legislation in a decade aims to reduce carbon pollution by 90 percent through a carbon fee and dividend program, demonstrating that thoughtful members of Congress understand the urgent need to address climate change.