ClimateWorks supports public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and catalyze sustainable global prosperity

News & Reports

A Critical Decade for Climate Policy: Tools and Initiatives to Track Our Progress

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 04:00 PM

A Critical Decade for Climate Policy: Tools and Initiatives to Track Our Progress

The last five years have seen significant advancements in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, monitoring and evaluating policy progress over the next decade is vital to ensure that the expected greenhouse gas emissions reductions are fully realized. Analyzing the effectiveness of policies being implemented and developed, as well as related risks and uncertainties, can also help build political momentum and spread learning.

Read More »


New Study by LBL shows much higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

New Study by LBL shows much higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated

A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates. The new research shows that the potential is about 20 times--and, in places, up to 30 times--greater than the current government estimate of 102 gigawatts. This landmark finding may have significant impact on India’s renewable energy strategy as it attempts to cope with a massive and chronic shortage of electricity.

Read More »


The Life and Death of Urban Highways: New report from ITDP and EMBARQ questions role of highways in cities

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:39 PM

The Life and Death of Urban Highways: New report from ITDP and EMBARQ questions role of highways in cities

As cities in developed countries continue tearing out urban highways, a new report from ITDP and EMBARQ seeks to re-appraise the specific conditions under which it makes sense to build a new urban highway and when it makes sense to tear one down.

Read More »


Shift to energy efficiency in India could end blackouts, save money, and boost GDP

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 04:32 PM

Shift to energy efficiency in India could end blackouts, save money, and boost GDP

ClimateWorks’ Network partners have come up with a solution that could eliminate India’s crippling blackouts, boost its GDP by roughly half a trillion dollars, slash its greenhouse gas emissions, and save money for consumers. “The Hundred Billion Dollar Bonus: Global Energy Efficiency Lessons From India” explains how shifting to currently available energy efficient appliances and other technologies could help India achieve these gains in just a few years.

Read More »