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The Latest Data Confirms: Forest Fires Are Getting Worse

  2023-08-01 (or before) in World Resources Institute

New data reveals that forest fires are becoming more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today as they did 20 years ago.

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Trees

Global Forest Watch

  2023-05-10 (or before) in World Resources Institute

An online platform that provides near-real-time data and tools for monitoring forests.

  Tagged under: Trees

6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to remove carbon dioxide from the sky in addition to reducing emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts

10 Big Findings from the 2023 IPCC Report on Climate Change

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

The latest IPCC report details the devastating consequences of climate change and highlights pathways to avoid dangerous and irreversible risks from rising greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change

5 Shifts to Transform Transportation Systems and Meet Climate Goals

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

To achieve global systematic change, there’s an urgent need for modern public transport systems to integrate clean fuel options with infrastructure that promotes safe mobility.

  Tagged under: Climate Change

Global Emissions and Local Deforestation Are Combining to Create Dangerous Levels of Heat Stress in the Tropics

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

It's not just climate change that's making the tropics hotter.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change

State of Climate Action 2022

  2022-10-26 (or before) in World Resources Institute

The State of Climate Action 2022 measures the global gap in climate action, highlighting where progress must accelerate to keep the 1.5°C temperature limit within reach.


  2022-04-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

WRI works with governments and civil society to conserve and restore forests and healthy landscapes to supply humanity with critical goods and services.

  Tagged under: Health | Trees

State of Climate Action 2021: Systems Transformations Required to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

  2021-10-28 (or before) in World Resources Institute

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires far-reaching transformations across power generation, buildings, industry, transport, land use, coastal zone management, and agriculture, as well as the immediate scale-up of technological carbon removal and climate finance. This report translates these transitions into 40 targets for 2030 and 2050, with measurable indicators.

  Tagged under: Finance

How the US Can Address Legacy Fossil Fuel Sites for a Clean Energy Future

  2021-10-20 (or before) in World Resources Institute

With the United States setting a record for clean energy development in 2020 and the Biden administration charting an ambitious path to 100% clean electricity, the transition toward a clean energy future is well underway.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Electricity

STATEMENT: Brazil Sets Weak 2030 Emission Reduction Target

  2021-03-14 (or before) in World Resources Institute

Just ahead of the five-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement’s adoption, national climate commitments are being put forward by several Heads of State and governments around the world, including Brazil, which just announced its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Brazil’s updated NDC includes a target to reduce emissions 43% by 2030 from 2005 levels, which is the same that was submitted in 2015 as an indicative target. The national climate commitment also announces an indicative objective of reaching climate neutrality by 2060. Following is a statement from Carolina Genin, Climate Director at W...

  Tagged under: Brazil

How Do Countries' New Emissions-reduction Plans Stack Up?

  2021-03-14 (or before) in World Resources Institute

A new UN report finds that countries’ emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement are falling far short of what’s needed to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts

5 Reasons the US Should Cut its GHG Emissions in Half by 2030

  2021-02-25 (or before) in World Resources Institute

The Biden administration said it will set a new emissions-reduction target before the Leaders' Climate Summit in April 2021. A 50% reduction by 2030 is both achievable and attainable, and would provide major economic and social benefits for America.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Watch These 4 Clean Energy Trends in U.S. Cities in 2020

  2020-01-23 (or before) in World Resources Institute

American cities, states and businesses have already come a long way on the road to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four clean energy trends to watch in the coming year in cities in the U.S.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases

World Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 2005

  2019-10-17 (or before) in World Resources Institute

This chart is a comprehensive view of global, anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases

World Resources Institute | Making Big Ideas Happen

  2018-12-11 (or before) in World Resources Institute

A global research nonprofit working on six critical goals that the world must achieve this decade in order to secure a sustainable future: climate, energy, food, forests, water, cities & transport.

  Tagged under: Trees | Water Resources | Sustainable Cities

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