How can we feed the world without destroying it? On a press call November 29, experts will preview the findings of a new WRI report on the future of food and agriculture.
Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. This installment of the This Month in Climate Science blog series explores studies published in October 2018.
The IPCC's study on limiting warming to 1.5° Celsius makes clear that there are no magic numbers—every tenth of a degree matters when it comes to conserving a livable climate.
Climate change was on ballots across America this week. The results were mixed but leave room for increased climate action in the next two years and beyond. What are the major climate stories to watch in the coming year?
Leading experts on gender and climate change explore how countries can propel action on climate commitments.
More than 7 million people die prematurely every year due to air pollution. Curbing short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon can help while also reining in global warming.
A new report from world's foremost climate scientists shows the perils of raising global temperatures by more than 1.5°C—extreme weather, coral reef die-off, food insecurity and more. The December UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland is the biggest immediate opportunity for nations to show they're taking the findings seriously.
Our This Month in Climate Science blog series offers a snapshot of the month's significant scientific literature, compiled from some of the leading peer-reviewed journals. Research published in September 2018 found that U.S. national parks are warming at double the rate of the country overall, among dozens of other findings.
Scientists say that global emissions must reach net-zero by mid-century to avoid the worst climate disasters. While G20 countries produce 75 percent of world's emissions, only a small handful have a plan for reducing them between now and 2050.
Two weeks after the publication of the landmark IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, many negotiators and their ministers will gather in Krakow, Poland.
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.
An unprecedented gathering of global leaders today launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyze a global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.
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).
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.