India’s Opportunity for Steel Decarbonization

China and India are the top two steel-producing countries in the world, producing 1,032.8 and 118.2 million tons of crude steel per year respectively. While China is presently the largest steel-producing nation, its domestic demand for steel is expected to decline in the coming years. India’s steelmaking industry, on the other hand, is projected to nearly double by 2030 and almost […]

Moving Toward a Single Standard for Green Steel in G7 Countries

Introduction As countries work toward long-term net-zero goals, heavy industry has come under scrutiny as one of the highest-emitting sectors. Steel in particular is an important area of focus, as both a carbon-intensive industry and one of the world’s most widely used materials. Steelmaking accounts for between 7 and 9 percent of global CO2 emissions. […]

Estimating the Impact of the Energy Transition Accelerator

In November 2022, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bezos Earth Fund announced plans to create the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA). The ETA is aimed at catalyzing private capital to accelerate the clean energy transition in developing countries. DOWNLOAD BRIEF With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Climate […]

U.S. Climate Diplomacy Update – October

With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) having passed, the Biden administration feels emboldened heading into future climate negotiations. The administration believes that the passage of the massive bill creates much-needed credibility on climate as it negotiates with the international community. With IRA initiatives set to put the U.S. on the path to moving closer to […]

Reducing Methane Emissions from Food and Agriculture

Climate Advisers latest policy brief focuses on reducing methane emissions from food and agriculture. Methane emissions from this sector make up 54 percent of all anthropogenic methane emissions, making mitigation in this sector key to achieving global climate goals. Our brief identifies feasible, near-term strategies for addressing the largest sources of methane emissions in this […]

Brazil and the OECD – An Opportunity to Protect People and Forests

OECD Brazil Deforestation

Today, Brazil-based Talanoa Institute and US-based Climate Advisers joined 41 other civil society organizations to send a letter to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and member governments about Brazil’s potential membership in the forum. The letter calls upon these institutions to ensure that Brazil meet the OECD’s high standards for environmental protection, […]

The Supreme Court and EPA Authority

On June 30, the Supreme Court announced its decision in West Virginia v. EPA, a case that concerned the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate greenhouse gases emissions from existing power plants. Given the ideologically conservative make-up of the Court following the addition of three […]

U.S. Subnational Action on Climate

After the Trump administration pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords and rolled back environmental regulations, climate experts and advocates shifted their resources to the state and local levels in an effort to stay on track to meet emissions targets. A similar dynamic could play out now with no congressional action and the Supreme Court […]

Climate Advisers’ S.E.C. Comment on Climate Transparency – Recommendations to Protect Investors

The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules for expanded climate transparency is a strong step forward in ensuring greater transparency of climate-related financial risks. The alignment between the proposed ruling and widely accepted frameworks like the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol would provide […]