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.
Agriculture and forestry offer great opportunities to help create the lower-carbon economy envisioned in the Paris Agreement, but these two sectors were largely overlooked in a new decarbonization roadmap published in the journal Science. That needs to change to reap the benefits of forest and landscape restoration.
The Trump administration's sweeping executive order, signed this week, aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, a move that will set the United States back and allow other countries to take the lead in cleaner energy that creates jobs and improves people's lives. WRI's Sam Adams explains.
President Donald Trump's latest executive order aims to roll back many of the core elements of U.S. climate strategy, a move that threatens America's health and the country's economic prosperity. Here are details of the order's major provisions and their potential impact.
This technical note discusses indicators that are included in the CAIT Equity Explorer, an online visualization tool that aims to inform the UNFCCC international climate negotiations by providing a unique approach to climate equity.
According to media reports, tomorrow President Trump will sign a sweeping Executive Order that rolls back many of the core elements of the U.S. climate strategy.
Today Rep. Elsie Stefanik (NY-21) introduced a House Resolution titled, "Republican Climate Resolution", with 16 Republican co-sponsors acknowledging that climate change is caused by human activity and calling on Congress to support economically viable solutions to combat this great challenge.
The 18th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, “Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach,” will highlight the latest research, practices and innovations in the land sector from around the world.
The world's intact forest landscapes, vast swaths of unbroken wilderness largely unaffected by human activity, are shrinking. That's troubling because these regions are key to fighting climate change.
In their confirmation hearings, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry stopped short of denying climate change is real. But they insisted—at odds with the science—that there is uncertainty about the causes and effects.
New research explores a vicious cycle: as greenhouse gas emissions warm the planet, soils heat up and the micro-organisms that live in them start to expel heat-trapping carbon dioxide, reinforcing the problem of climate change. Landscape restoration is one way to respond.
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, we learn about how mayors are leading the fight for climate resiliency, and what they need to succeed.
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.
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.