CGD's David Wheeler discusses new website tracking emissions of 50,000 power plants worldwide

As a way to try to spur local action on carbon emissions and climate change, the Center for Global Development recently launched a website,, detailing the emissions of over 50,000 power plants worldwide. During today's OnPoint, David Wheeler, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and the creator of, explains how he hopes the information provided by CARMA will be used to create an international emissions policy. Wheeler highlights regions where emissions are lower and explains what these areas have done to decrease power plant emissions. He also discusses the relationship between emissions and economy, particularly in China where economic growth has occurred as a result of increasing emissions.