More and more countries are setting goals to reach net-zero emissions. Here we unpack what "net-zero emissions" really means, and why these goals are important.
This guidance provides recommendations for companies in the apparel and footwear sector to set science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. It provides case studies on best practices in target setting and strategies for achieving emissions reductions.
This technical note is intended to help bus operators and transit agencies make informed decisions about alternative bus types during the preliminary analysis phase and to help them determine whether the transition to a “clean fleet” is financially viable and worthwhile based on expected emissions reductions.
This paper provides recommendations for companies to improve the credibility and consistency of claims they make about the comparative greenhouse gas impacts of their products, frequently called “avoided emissions”.
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.
This technical note describes the structure, the input data sources, and the limitations and assumptions of the India Energy Policy Simulator.
In his first Insights post as Director, WRI United States, Dan Lashof focuses on some good news from California: a comprehensive suite of climate policies helped the Golden State meet its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions four years early, while California's economy grew.
Parts of the United States are experiencing blizzard and frigid temperatures, possibly spurred by climatic changes. It's reminiscent of the types of extreme conditions we witnessed over and over last year.
This paper assesses when countries’ emissions have peaked or whether they have a commitment that implies an emissions peak in the future.
As Indonesia implements new policies and plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a WRI working paper lays out steps it can take to meet its highest targets.
This working paper identifies key national mitigation policies and quantifies their emissions abatement potential to allow Indonesia to select a strategy to deliver on its climate commitment. The analysis focuses on the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the land-use and energy sectors, which account for over 80 percent of Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Is your company ready for the low-carbon future? Join experts and companies from the retail, auto manufacturing and electric utility sectors for a workshop on methods to access corporate climate leadership.
In 2013, only 33 of the top 100 highest-paid government contractors reported their emissions to CDP, a global emissions reporting platform. A new proposal from the White House could change that.
Indonesia Climate Data Explorer, or Platform Interaktif untuk Data Iklim (PINDAI) is an open, bilingual (Bahasa Indonesia and English) online platform featuring Indonesian national- and provincial-level climate policy information and data, including historical and projected emissions, climate actions, and development plans. It helps provincial government offi¬cials (and others) measure and report high-quality emis¬sions and to create a framework for data-driven decision making within Indonesia.
As the world's largest greenhouse gas emitting nation, China needs to show climate leadership to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Beyond cutting carbon dioxide emissions, China can make great strides by curbing emissions of non-CO2 gases, which constitute nearly one-fifth of its total greenhouse gas inventory.
The Global Forest Watch (GFW) Climate online platform catalyzes action on climate change by providing timely and credible answers to questions about the impacts of tropical deforestation on global climate change. Its wealth of data and analytical tools allow researchers, governments, donors, businesses, journalists, and civil society to access information on carbon dioxide emissions from tropical deforestation. This technical note outlines the initial scope of the GFW Climate platform and provides a brief summary of the data available on the site.
The top 10 emitters produce around 70 percent of global emissions in 2012, based on historical emissions data from CAIT Climate Data Explorer.
New WRI analysis shows that Wisconsin can reduce its power sector emissions 21 percent below 2012 levels by 2030 just by following through on existing clean energy policies and making more efficient use of power plants. With a few additional steps, the state can far exceed the emissions reductions required by the Clean Power Plan.