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Blog post
July 17, 2018

There is growing recognition of the strong connections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, which were adopted only three months apart in 2015. However, after nearly three years of implementation, the question of how countries can advance these two agendas jointly at...

Blog post
July 17, 2018

The Paris Agreement calls for Parties to communicate their long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies by 2020. Achala Abeysinghe looks at how to ensure good governance for these strategies.

Blog post
July 10, 2018

The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change establishes the long-term goal of keeping global temperature increases to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (and aiming for 1.5 degrees Celsius) to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

July 6, 2018

Acting Now for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Long-term Low Emission and Development Strategies
Under the Paris Agreement, countries are invited to communicate “mid-century long-term low GHG emissions development strategies,” or “long-term strategies” by 2020. These strategies are central to the goal of limiting global warming to well...

Blog post
July 3, 2018

Countries should integrate sustainable development into their climate planning.

May 02, 2018

Negotiators will meet in Bonn from 30 April to 10 May 2018 to focus on writing the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement, as well as to participate in the Talanoa Dialogue to take stock of collective efforts to address global warming. WRI experts will participate in the Talanoa Dialogue...

Blog post
April 27, 2018

Members of the international community are meeting in Bonn to continue the Talanoa Dialogue, a year-long process designed to evaluate current NDCs. As hundreds of submissions highlight the potential of existing commitments and the urgency to enhance them, key messages are beginning to emerge.

Blog post
April 12, 2018

The Paris Agreement sets a vision to transform the global economy; now it is time for countries to draw their roadmaps for the coming decades to make it reality.

Often in the immense challenge of climate change, we focus on the immediate action that needs to happen. There is a...

Blog post
April 10, 2018

Under the Paris Agreement, Parties have agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. Mid-century, long-term low-GHG emission development strategies (" long-term strategies") underpin the transformative potential of the Paris Agreement. By catalyzing a...