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Colombia Shows Leadership in the Race Against Climate Change

As the world reaches a tipping point of climate change, with irreversible consequences that will further disrupt livelihoods and economies, the next UN climate negotiations —called COP26 — in Glasgow will help reveal how serious global leaders are about solving this crisis. Colombia’s enhanced national climate plan, or NDC, includes a commitment to address land-based […]

CERAWEEK-U.S. climate czar urges oil industry to hasten transition to renewables

This Interactive Chart Shows Changes in the World’s Top 10 Emitters

A lot has happened since countries met in Paris in 2015 and agreed on an accord to combat climate change. So far, more than 189 countries ratified or otherwise joined the Paris Climate Agreement, representing more than 81% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 93% once the United States rejoins. Additionally, 19 countries — including United States, Japan, Canada, Germany and […]

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

China Can Grow its Economy Through Stronger Climate Action

President Xi Jinping surprised the world in September 2020 by announcing to the UN General Assembly that China will aim to peak its carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. A new WRI report finds that China can peak its emissions as early as 2026 and realize enormous economic benefits over the long term […]

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

Not Enough Climate Action in Stimulus Plans

  Governments have already announced $11.8 trillion in fiscal stimulus in response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, more than three times the amount spent in response to the Great Recession of 2008-09. While most of it will prioritize healthcare and direct support to the unemployed, about 30% of stimulus packages are being spent in sectors that impact […]

CERAWEEK-U.S. climate czar urges oil industry to hasten transition to renewables