President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen on December 9 to participate in the United Nations climate conference. He will call for a U.S. emission-reduction target of 17 percent below 2005 levels in 2020 and ultimately in line with final U.S. energy and climate legislation.
Leaders must overcome the mistrust that has characterized recent U.S.-India relations on climate change and energy.
p>WHAT: The 2009 Sustainable Mobility Convention in Urban Renewal, hosted by the Center for Sustainable Transport in Brazil (CTS-Brasil), a member of the World Resources Institute’s EMBARQ Network, and
WRI identifies key elements for a successful
and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
Has cap-and-trade in Europe worked? WRI’s Senior Fellow Jill Duggan, who helped implement the EU trading scheme, sorts the myths from reality.
EMBARQ – The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport is one of six organizations awarded a total of $125 million by Michael Bloomberg to implement programs in low- and middle-income countries to prevent death and disability from road traffic crashes. This is the largest single donation ever for international road safety.
New targets and deforestation numbers put Brazil in the spotlight.
Leaders of China and the U.S. announced today that their countries will work hard alongside other nations to produce a substantive international climate agreement at a major United Nations climate conference next month.
WHAT: Please join the World Resources Institute (WRI) for a journalist-only policy briefing this Friday that will preview the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7-18.