COP22 Daily Event Round-Up

COP22 Daily Event Round-Up

Tuesday, Nov 8. 10:30 - 11:00 - Germanwatch: Global Climate Risk Index 2017 Location: Press Conference …


As one of the world’s most populous major emerging economies, Brazil has been the …

Clean Energy

Clean Energy Ministerial 7: Kicking the Clean Energy Revolution into High Gear

The Clean Energy Ministerial is an international forum for advancing collaboration and promoting concrete actions that accelerate the transition to renewable energy. Twenty-three nations including the United States, India and China, along with the European Commission will participate.


Michigan Climate and Energy Facts: Effects of climate change in Michigan Climate change is …


Florida is extremely vulnerable to impacts of climate change that threaten the state’s agriculture, …


Nevada is vulnerable to increasing heat, melting snowpack, droughts, and wildfires Nevada’s climate is …
China Energy Policy

China’s Climate and Energy Policy

The Chinese government has recognized that the resource intensity of its economy is not sustainable economically or environmentally, and it is increasingly encouraging growth driven by efficiency gains, technological innovation, and renewable energy.


Country Climate Pledges

These are the intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) that have been officially submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.



Adaptation is a set of actions and policies designed to help communities prepare for and respond to unavoidable climate impacts. Read on for more on its role in the international climate talks.

Climate Action

UNEP Report to Show Climate Action Commitments (INDCs) Start to Close the Gap

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its annual report on the rate of global progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions at 3:30AM ET on Friday, November 6. So far, 156 countries have submitted climate action plans (also known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDCs), covering almost 87 percent of global emissions. The UNEP Emissions Gap report is expected to indicate that the INDCs, combined with current global policies already in place, would result in substantial reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, moving the direction of the global economy significantly closer to the cost-optimal pathway for holding warming under 2˚C.


Loss and Damage

There are limits to adaptation. Some climate impacts are already exceeding the the abilities of affected populations to adapt, causing loss and damage. The question of how to address these losses and damages is a key issue in the international negotiation process.