by Karl Hausker, Kristin Meek, Rebecca Gasper, Nate Aden and Michael Obeiter - May 2015
This working paper examines where greenhouse gas emissions are headed if the United States does not take any new action to curb their release, how it can meet its 2025 emissions target using existing authorities and state action, and how legislation can achieve deeper cuts over the longer term...
by Thomas Damassa, Mengpin Ge and Taryn Fransen - December 2014
This fact sheet provides context for the U.S. GHG reduction targets and a synthesis of WRI and other scenarios that present possible GHG emissions trajectories for the U.S., given various assumptions.
Its primary aim is to inform stakeholders engaged in the UN Framework Convention on...
An Overview of the Current Policy Landscapeby Takeshi Kuramochi, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - June 2014
In 2013, in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, the government of Japan put forth a revised target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 3.8 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.
This paper analyzes this target and finds that Japan can likely meet it by...
An Overview of the Current Policy Landscapeby Neha Pahuja, Nimisha Pandey, Koyel Mandal and Chayan Bandyopadhyay - March 2014
The Indian Government has made a voluntary international commitment to reduce the emissions intensity of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 20–25 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. Domestically, India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) includes eight national missions to support...
An Introduction to the Current National Policy Landscapeby Maria Fernanda Gebara and Alice Thuault - December 2013
Brazil aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 36.1 percent to 38.9 percent from a projected baseline by 2020 through several sectoral plans and initiatives. This paper provides an overview of GHG mitigation plans in Brazil’s land use sector. Key initiatives include the Action Plan to...
Lessons from the Fast-Start Finance Periodby Taryn Fransen, Smita Nakhooda, Takeshi Kuramochi, Alice Caravani, Annalisa Prizzon, Noriko Shimizu, Helen Tilley, Aidy Halimanjaya and Bryn Welham - November 2013
Developed countries report that they mobilised $35 billion in international climate finance for developing countries through the “fast-start finance” period from 2010 through 2012. This study examines the reported contribution in detail, revealing lessons for mobilising and targeting climate...
by Taryn Fransen, Thorvald Moe, Steffen Kallbekken, Alice Caravani and Smita Nakhooda - August 2013
Norway is one of the largest contributors to climate finance in the world, relative to the size of its economy. In 2010 and 2011, the majority of Norway’s fast-start finance (FSF) was channeled through multilateral institutions and supported mitigation activities in developing countries, with a...
An Overview of the Current Policy Landscapeby Olivia Kember, Erwin Jackson and Merry Chandra - August 2013
This report provides an overview of major policies in Australia that are likely to make a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The paper discusses a carbon-pricing mechanism, renewable energy target, and other existing and emerging policies, as well as the implications of the...
by Taryn Fransen, Sven Harmeling, Anja Esch, Linde Griesshaber, David Eckstein, Lisa Junghans and Smita Nakhooda - May 2013
Germany’s fast-start finance (FSF) contribution reflects a significant focus on financing climate action in developing countries. Germany exceeded its self-defined FSF pledge for the 2010-2012 FSF period, providing a total of EUR 1.29 billion, and also pledged to deliver EUR 1.8 billion in 2013...