Countries responsible for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions have now released their post-2020 climate action plans. How do they stack up, and what impact will they have in reining in warming?
A new data visualization reveals that only 10 states are responsible for nearly 50 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
The EPA will soon release emissions standards for existing power plants, the single-largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
As Karl Hausker noted in a Congressional testimony, the United States can not only achieve its goal of reducing emissions 26-28 percent by 2025—doing so will actually create economic and quality-of-life benefits.
Thirty-nine countries now have carbon-pricing policies on the books, while hundreds of businesses have voiced support. Pricing carbon, which was just a theoretical concept a few years ago, has blossomed into real climate action.
On Tuesday June 23, World Resources Institute will convene an embargoed press call focusing on the soon-to-be-released publication, Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Develop
New data in WRI’s CAIT Climate Data Explorer shows that the top 10 emitters contribute 72 percent of global emissions; the bottom 100 contribute only 3 percent.
The G7's unprecedented pledge to decarbonize the world economy this century is a recognition of simple arithmetic: Our energy-as-usual approach is changing the climate so much that it is a serious threat to our future prosperity.
The report, Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs, a collaboration between the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the World Resources Institute, offers guidance for policymakers and practitioners in developing mandatory GHG reporting programs.
At least 40 countries and several sub-national regions have implemented greenhouse gas reporting programs. A new report provides step-by-step guidance on how policymakers can design them effectively.
Climate experts call on the private sector to join other leading companies in minding the carbon budget to ensure a safe and profitable future.
This study applied the Climate Policy Implementation Tracking Framework (Barua, Fransen, and Wood 2014), called the Tracking Framework, also developed by the World Resources Institute, which provides detailed guidance on tracking indicators in the policy implementation process.
Handbook offers U.S. policymakers comprehensive guidance on options and key elements of carbon pricing
Some reports say Japan will set a target to reduce its greenhouse gases 20 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Research shows that the country can go much further, achieving reductions of 31-37 percent by 2030.
米国人が使う「now you’re talking（そうだね）」というあいづちの裏には、「ようやく本気を出したね」という意味が込められている。気候変動対策に本腰を入れるとは、言葉による約束を実行に移すということであり、それも思い切った策でなければならない。
China, the world’s largest emitter, is making strides to reduce its emissions by pricing carbon, investing in renewables and expanding energy efficiency.
It would take a Mexico-sized area of farm land to grow the amount of food people waste every year.
Under Russia's new post-2020 climate change commitment, the country could actually increase its emissions 40-50 percent above current levels by 2030.