Satellites Can Help Monitor Whether Nations Are Keeping Their Carbon Commitments

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming, countries must measure and report progress towards their committed reductions in emissions. They regularly present their greenhouse gas inventories, detailing the emission sources and the removal or ingestion of gases within their borders. These are then reviewed by technical experts. The accounting process aims to provide […]

Corporate Climate Commitments Often Overlook a Key Component: Supply Chains

For nearly 30 years, pharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb has announced that it has set and achieved ambitious targets for energy and greenhouse gas emissions. These days, these goals include being “carbon neutral” by 2040. Equipment maker Caterpillar, Texas Instruments, Exxon Mobil, and The Walt Disney Company have made similar claims about the sustainability of […]

Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Commitments, UN Report

WASHINGTON — Even as world leaders pledge to take stronger action on this issue climate changeMany countries plan to increase their oil, gas and coal production significantly in the coming decades, potentially undermining these high commitments. A United Nations-sponsored report Published Tuesday. The report looked at future mining and drilling plans in 15 major fossil […]

Great Commitments from China and USA

Climate action dominated the diplomatic showdown at the United Nations General Assembly session this week. On Tuesday, Day 1 came significant new commitments from the United States and China, competitors on the world stage, as well as the two largest economies and, in many ways, the two largest planet-warming gas emitters that hold the keys […]