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WRI hosted a press call with international climate experts just hours before the Paris Agreement crossed the threshold of entry into force on Wednesday, October 5, to give context around this historic moment. The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after the thresholds of 55 countries and 55 percent of global emissions have been crossed.
India ratified the Paris Agreement on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. To date, 62 countries representing 51.89% of global emissions have joined the Paris Agreement. Fifty-five countries representing 55% of global emissions must join before the pact enters into force. Track progress on WRI's Paris Agreement Tracker.
Following is a statement from Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of World Resources Institute:
At an event on October 7, WRI will launch a new report, Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights, which finds for the first time that relatively modest investments in secure land tenure for Indigenous Peoples can generate billions of dollars in returns—economically and environmentally.
WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, October 4, the New Climate Economy will hold a press call on the launch of its 2016 report, which identifies the main barriers to financing sustainable infrastructure and suggests actions to overcome them, calling for a transformation of the financial system to promote green investment.
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO//WASHINGTON (29 de septiembre, 2016)—Debido al impacto que CTS EMBARQ México ha tenido en la promoción de ciudades y transporte sostenibles, la organización evoluciona para convertirse en WRI México. Esto permitirá a la organización aprovechar los recursos globales del World Resources Institute (WRI) y enfrentar los retos críticos de México.
MEXICO CITY//WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 2016)—Building on the positive impact that CTS EMBARQ Mexico has had in promoting sustainable cities and transport, the organization is now transitioning to become WRI Mexico. This will enable the organization to draw on global resources of World Resources Institute (WRI) and address critical challenges in Mexico.
NEW YORK (September 22, 2016) - Today in New York, a group of over 100 countries led by the United States, including Australia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, all 28 countries in the European Union, all 54 countries in Africa, and several island states, announced support for an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) one of the fastest growing and most potent greenhouse gases, used primarily in cooling and refrigeration.
NEW YORK (September 22, 2016)—Climate change is accelerating the intensity and frequency of extreme weather across the globe, with increasing risks to communities and businesses. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), World Resources Institute (WRI), U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and a network of partners today launched the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) to help communities, companies and investors use data to improve climate resilience planning.
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