The UN climate negotiations (COP23) presided over by a Fiji Presidency concluded in the early hours today in Bonn, Germany with countries making progress on the rules for the Paris Agreement and putting in place a process to assess progress on climate action that should set the stage for countries to commit to enhancing their climate commitments by 2020. Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)
Helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions by outlining a standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting by companies and organizations.
Corporations increasingly claim that their products reduce emissions. But these claims are often unverifiable or inaccurate, according to WRI's investigation of more than 300 companies.
There is considerable interest among companies in claiming that their products can help avoid greenhouse gas emissions compared to other products in the marketplace. While it’s true that the use of some products can help to avoid GHG emissions, accurately measuring a product’s impact—whether...
The world is already experiencing severe impacts of climate change, from extreme heat waves, sea level rise to species die-offs and crop failures. We must act quickly to stabilize global warming below 1.5° C (2.7° F) to avoid much greater threats, as the IPCC report released last October made...
Our best chance of preventing the worst impacts of climate change is to peak carbon emissions by 2020. New WRI research finds that despite progress in some areas, the world is not yet on track.
This graphic shows a summary of progress towards 22 milestones across six key sectors, which were identified as needing to be achieved by 2020 in order to bend the curve in global greenhouse gas emissions and put the world on a pathway consistent with the Paris Agreement.
Climate discussions tend to focus on raising ambition—getting countries to reduce more emissions, faster. But there’s an equally important issue that gets far less attention: ensuring climate action doesn’t leave anyone behind, particularly the world’s most vulnerable people.
Emissions are still rising when they need to be declining. We are using more oil and gas, and though coal is declining in some places it is surging in others.
The first bipartisan U.S. climate legislation in a decade aims to reduce carbon pollution by 90 percent through a carbon fee and dividend program, demonstrating that thoughtful members of Congress understand the urgent need to address climate change.