The Obama administration committed to reduce U.S. emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. A new WRI study reveals how to achieve that target—and go even further—through existing federal policies and state action.
Getting Specific on the 2015 Climate Change Agreement: Suggestions for the Legal Text with an Explanatory Memorandum offers a detailed framework for key elements of a possible agreement, attempting to balance views and priorities from across the global community.
Why is a forthcoming global climate agreement such a big deal, and what impact will it have on communities around the world? Global director of WRI's Climate Program Jennifer Morgan explains all the important details.
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.
A new guidance document can help practitioners through the key steps to developing climate action commitments.
China, the world’s largest emitter, is making strides to reduce its emissions by pricing carbon, investing in renewables and expanding energy efficiency.
Under Russia's new post-2020 climate change commitment, the country could actually increase its emissions 40-50 percent above current levels by 2030.
Climate change is an area where the United States needs to lead, says former Governor of New Mexico and WRI Board member Bill Richardson. Doing so will create a better planet for our children and a more prosperous future for our country.
The new US commitment to tackling climate change is a serious and achievable plan. The country will double its rate of emissions cuts between 2020 and 2025, reducing emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
Mexico committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22 percent from business-as-usual levels by 2030, becoming the first developing country to submit its post-2020 national climate action plan.
Mexico issued its official proposed national climate action commitment, known as its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) to the forthcoming global climate agreement. Mexico is the first developing country to submit its INDC to the United Nations.
As the world’s second largest emitter, an ambitious and comprehensive INDC from the US could help inspire greater climate action internationally. Here's a closer look at what the US is likely to propose.
Countries are starting to release details of their post-2020 climate action plans, which will form the basis of a new international climate agreement. We’re already seeing some important trends.
Use our interactive map to compare the commitments.
The EU's announcement of its post-2020 climate commitment, i.e. INDCs, advances their path to a low-carbon future, but there are ways its pledge could be better.
Switzerland announced its post-2020 climate action plan yesterday, making it the first country to officially submit its contribution to the international climate agreement to be finalized in Paris at the end of this year. It's a promising start, with the country committing to reduce its emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
The draft proposal calls for the EU to cut emissions at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as well as for a gradual increase in reductions from the current target of 20 percent by 2020.
Today the European Commission released a strategic policy document that describes the EU’s views on what the Paris climate agreement should look like and provides a first glimpse at what the EU will likely include in its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) to the forthcoming glob
Last week, International climate negotiators started their journey toward establishing a new international climate agreement.
Countries are preparing their climate action pledges for the post-2020 period. Here’s an in-depth look at what INDCs are, and why they're important for curbing climate change.