Although the burning of fossil fuels generates most of the potential emissions from most reserves, emissions from production and processing operations (known as “upstream emissions”) can also be important, depending on the reserve type and technologies used.
This working paper outlines a recommended methodology for estimating and reporting the potential emissions from fossil fuel reserves held by coal, oil, and gas companies.
The NDC Partnership, launched at COP22 last week, provides a platform for countries to accelerate their climate commitments into action.
Nearly a year ago in Paris, the world came together around a historic climate agreement that affirmed the global community's commitment to shift to a zero-carbon economy. By the end of this month's climate summit in Marrakech, more than 100 countries representing over 75 percent of global emissions had formally joined that Agreement.
Just days ago, the Paris Agreement entered into force. Today, the Parties to that landmark climate Agreement began meeting in Marrakech. Here's what's important about that meeting.
Negotiators in Marrakech this week for the first major climate summit since the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement sustained the "spirit of Paris" -- that wave of momentum that brought the Agreement into force on a lightning-fast timetable.
Now that the ground-breaking Paris Agreement on climate change has entered into force, how do countries make good on their national commitments to tackle this global threat? Such a monumental task will take more than a business-as-usual approach.
Less than a year after the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, the world is gathering in Marrakech to take up the next challenge: charting a course to take the vision from Paris and bring it fully to life. Here are four key issues to watch at COP22.
An invitation-only event, this session is designed to invite feedback on an ambitious new Emissions Scenarios Portal (ESP), an online platform to enable users to easily visualize a range of future GHG pathways.
This session will explore the initiative and tools under development by the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT).
This panel discussion will provide an introduction to the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency and focus on the technical aspects of the methodological framework currently under development.
Four of WRI's top experts explain what they're watching for as the UN climate negotiations in Marrakech kick into gear.
Mexico committed to reduce its emissions 22 percent by 2030. New WRI research outlines how the country can get there--and save billions doing it.
A panel of Ministers and private sector leaders will discuss how to accelerate the financing and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions to support climate, growth and development.
All G20 countries have taken action over the past year to advance their emissions-reduction goals, and there's strong potential for some to go even further. New analysis from WRI's Open Climate Network identifies trends and pathways for countries to implement their national climate plans.
President Barack Obama has done more to address climate impacts than any of his predecessors, notably in his administration's Climate Action Plan announced in 2013. A key pillar was enhancing resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.
Non-state actors like local governments, businesses and industry groups will play a key role in driving forward climate action at COP22 in Marrakech.
The White House and U.S. Military have continued to raise alarms about the serious and direct risks of climate change-related impacts to local communities and military installations. On Wednesday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, World Resources Institute and Old Dominion University will host a media event, Sea Level Rise: An Intergovernmental Blueprint for Community Resiliency.