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People march motivated either by despair or hope. In the case of the People's Climate March, it is appropriate to be motivated by both. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explains.


This working paper analyzes the varied greenhouse gas reduction targets of the G20 countries, including China, the United States, India, the European Union, and Brazil, to name a few. It translates countries’ targets into a common metric of absolute emissions levels in 2020, 2025, and 2030 and presents them visually to increase the clarity of countries’ proposed emissions limits.

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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.

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The NDC Partnership, launched at COP22 last week, provides a platform for countries to accelerate their climate commitments into action.

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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.


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