Decarbonizing the transport sector would create a cleaner, healthier and more affordable future for everyone, and it can be done without sacrificing the interconnectedness we've come to expect from modernity.
So far, 23 nations have committed to enhance their national climate commitments by 2020. Will others join them at next week's UN Climate Action Summit?
Scores of countries are expected to announce plans at next week's UN Climate Action Summit to accelerate and scale up global ambition to implement the Paris Agreement. Twelve have already shared their long-term strategies to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury. Climate Watch's new Long-term Strategy Tracker offers a look.
Food production has significant environment impacts, including on the climate. Here we break down what causes agricultural emissions, where they occur in the world and what we can do to reduce them.
The European Council will vote later this month on a proposal to go carbon neutral by 2050. The ramifications of the EU's decision will extend far beyond its borders.
Between 1850 and 1960, the world generally experienced a constant growth of emissions, due largely to industrialization and population growth, particularly in the United States.
Poland has a mixed record on climate, but this COP24 provides an opportunity to leave a legacy of leadership.
While virtually all countries have national climate plans, in many cases it’s not clear what effect they’ll have on emissions.
Learn how to explore economic and emissions scenarios to identify opportunities for delivering on countries’ sustainable development and climate goals.
As countries formalize their climate action plans, some are shifting to more stringent targets, increasing transparency, and reflecting recent developments in knowledge and technology. Some countries, however, have lowered their ambition or made tweaks that make their commitment less clear.
A new WRI tool makes it easier than ever to compare climate models and understand their workings.
The top emitters have remained mostly the same, but there are interesting wrinkles when you look at cuts like per capita data and countries that have peaked their emissions.
Climate Watch offers powerful insights to help countries deliver on their climate and sustainable development goals.
To help decision-makers integrate the aims of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new Climate Watch tool finds links between countries' climate action commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change by having countries review and strengthen their climate commitments over time. Starting next year, Parties to the agreement will be able to communicate their updated climate commitments. Here are four reasons why they should do just that.
Climate Watch visualizes national and global climate actions for achieving Paris Agreement pledges, offering insights on sustainable development, emission trends and more
Negotiators and stakeholders headed to Bonn, Germany, for next week’s UN climate summit face a range of questions surrounding one essential query: How do we lower greenhouse gas emissions now to minimize the most severe impacts of climate change? The new Climate Watch data visualization platform can help address this challenge.
U.S. states are major global greenhouse gas emitters, and they have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward lower emissions and cleaner energy. These six charts show how state emissions compare, how they're changing and what could come next.
The world's top three emitters contribute 14 times the emissions of the bottom 100. The CAIT Climate Data Explorer reveals this and other findings.
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.