While setting a net-zero target can signal a serious commitment to long-term climate action, several critical design factors determine the rigor of these targets and the extent to which they set a country on a plausible pathway to a net-zero future in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
To meet the rising food demand, reduce GHG emissions, and help curb climate change, the U.S. agricultural sector will need to activate these six tactics.
This paper aims is a resource for national policymakers that are considering, designing and communicating net-zero targets. It provides recommendations for targets that are in line with the latest climate science and Paris Agreement temperature goals as well as an overview of countries’ targets to date.
The Republic of Korea has an opportunity to effectively address the COVID-19 crisis, while also becoming a climate leader.
Data shows that the energy sector produces 73% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 10 countries account for more than two-thirds of annual emissions.
If China's non-CO2 emissions were a country, they would be the 7th largest emitter of total GHGs in the world. Here's how China can clean them up.
Advances in science and technology mean that we can better measure emissions. A "refinement" to the existing guidelines lays out how countries can better report to the IPCC, giving us a better picture than ever of what we need to do to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
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.
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.
How can we feed the world without destroying it? On a press call November 29, experts will preview the findings of a new WRI report on the future of food and agriculture.
Breaking up India's greenhouse gases by sector illustrates progress and hot spots for the world's third-largest emitter.
At a time when the Trump administration is abdicating the U.S. position as global climate leader, a growing number of U.S. states, cities and businesses are stepping up their climate action. Here are four areas of climate action opportunity.
The devastating effects of sea level rise and extreme weather events have the potential to result in migration, humanitarian crises and international conflict. By collaborating on mitigation actions now, as a new report suggests, member nations of ASEAN can address these threats.
The annual Emissions Gap Report looks at the difference between the emissions reductions countries have promised and those needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Bottom line? The gap is considerable.
This paper assesses when countries’ emissions have peaked or whether they have a commitment that implies an emissions peak in the future.
One ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement is for countries to peak emissions -- reach the point when global heat-trapping emissions switch from increasing to decreasing -- as soon as possible. A new WRI paper shows that 57 countries, representing 60 percent of all global emissions, are likely to peak emissions by 2030.
Setting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with climate science is a great way to future-proof growth. Join some of the world’s biggest companies by aligning your company’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions with climate science.
Canada is next in our rundown of G20 countries reducing their carbon emissions.
Transitioning to a clean energy economy in the United States would cost $320 billion a year from 2020 to 2050, finds a new report from the Risky Business Project, but we'd save $366 billion a year in reduced fossil fuel costs alone.
The G20 countries produce 80 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Here's at look at what their national climate plans mean for their emissions in 2025 and 2030.