Global meat and dairy consumption is set to increase nearly 70 percent by 2050. The resulting agricultural emissions would make it impossible to keep temperature rise below 1.5°C (2.7°F), the level scientists say is necessary for staving off climate disasters.
In an op-ed for CNN, WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explains the importance of the IPCC's 1.5 degrees report.
The world's biggest climate fund has had a rough go of it this year. Nearing the end of their first funding period, they can right the ship by tackling replenishment, governance and decision-making at a final 2018 board meeting.
Companies have set to work on the scenario analysis recommended by the Financial Stability Board's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Building a scenario analysis to explore how climate change will impact business over time is a challenging task, and one of the biggest difficulties lies in selecting and building plausible future...
The last few months alone have seen record-breaking rainfall in North Carolina, the burning of more than 400,000 acres of land in northern California, and a rare tropical cyclone making landfall and causing great damage in Somalia. It’s now clearer than ever before that countries will need plans for...
Scientists have calculated the amount of carbon dioxide the world can emit while limiting warming to the internationally agreed upon goals of 1.5°C-2°C. This amount is our “carbon budget.” We're on track to exceed it in little more than a decade.
Countries around the world agreed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C-2˚C. A new IPCC report finds that the half-degree difference matters—a lot.
New research from the world's leading climate scientists finds that annual emissions will need to be roughly half what they are today by 2030 in order to limit temperature rise to 1.5˚C. Exceeding this level of warming will bring climate impacts so catastrophic the world will be unrecognizable.
If tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank third in global emissions behind China and the United States. Tree cover loss is on the rise, but channeling climate mitigation finance towards forests could change the course of the world's climate.