Nearly a year ago in Paris, the world came together around a historic climate agreement that affirmed the global community's commitment to shift to a zero-carbon economy. By the end of this month's climate summit in Marrakech, more than 100 countries representing over 75 percent of global emissions had formally joined that Agreement.
Now that the ground-breaking Paris Agreement on climate change has entered into force, how do countries make good on their national commitments to tackle this global threat? Such a monumental task will take more than a business-as-usual approach.
Less than a year after the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, the world is gathering in Marrakech to take up the next challenge: charting a course to take the vision from Paris and bring it fully to life. Here are four key issues to watch at COP22.
Mexico committed to reduce its emissions 22 percent by 2030. New WRI research outlines how the country can get there--and save billions doing it.
This working paper identifies and evaluates the key climate and energy policy options available to Mexico to support the implementation of its INDC. We propose an eight point action plan that has the potential to put Mexico on a path toward achieving its INDC targets, while at the same time...
President Barack Obama has done more to address climate impacts than any of his predecessors, notably in his administration's Climate Action Plan announced in 2013. A key pillar was enhancing resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.
Some oppose carbon taxes on the grounds that they disproportionately hurt poor and middle-class households. But WRI research finds that with the right design, a carbon price could protect poor households from increasing energy prices, support the middle class and spur economic growth.
The next major UN conference, COP22, being held in Marrakech, Morocco (November 7-18), marks the first COP since the Paris Agreement. The conference will begin just three days after the Paris Agreement goes into full effect.