Even as the administration in Washington ignores the dangers of climate change, we have reasons to hope.
To stop the rise of climate pollution – while growing the economy – we've zeroed in on solutions with the biggest impact.
Why: The best science says the world must move aggressively to limit and remove pollution to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
How: Enact national legislation that puts a limit on climate pollution while letting everyone find faster and cheaper ways to meet our goals.
Why: We'll slow climate change if we cut carbon pollution and potent gases like methane, even as we decarbonize the energy sector.
How: We're targeting key states to pass methane standards, pushing for national action, and sparking innovative, data-driven projects that are helping companies and countries speed reductions worldwide.
Why: China is now the world's top emitter of climate pollution.
How: We're working with China's government to establish the largest carbon emission trading program in the world and to accelerate their shift to a low-carbon economy by addressing methane emissions.
Why: Deforestation and some agricultural practices are major contributors to climate change.
How: We're advancing ideas that help increase the value of tropical rainforests, and we’re partnering with farmers in the U.S. to reduce emissions from fertilizer.
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December 11, 2019
- New Report Finds Trump EPA Failed to Follow the Law, Consider Children’s Health on Proposed Loophole for Super-Polluting Glider Trucks
December 5, 2019
- Automatic cancellation, overall mitigation in global emissions, and Article 6 of the Paris AgreementType: ReportDate: December 11, 2019<p class="MsoNormal">Automatic cancellation, overall mitigation in global emissions, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: an economic analysis</p>
- Automatic cancellation, overall mitigation in global emissions, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: an economic analysisType: ReportDate: December 10, 2019This paper explores the economic implications of applying a partial automatic cancellation rate to emissions reductions generated under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
- Type: ReportDate: December 2, 2019Fisheries are critically important for nutrition, food security and livelihoods of people around the world. With climate change expected to alter fisheries worldwide, building climate-resilient fisheries is key—read about five pathways governments and stakeholders can take so fisheries can thrive and continue to provide needed resources.
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