Over the past several years, a number of analysts have attempted to estimate the costs of adaptation for the developing world.
Assisting poor countries now and in the future in adapting to climate change must be a top priority.
As South Africa moves forward with its own preparations for climate change, other countries are taking note.
Leaders must overcome the mistrust that has characterized recent U.S.-India relations on climate change and energy.
Laying a Foundation for Projects, Policies, and Capacities that Countries Need
As UNFCCC negotiators work to develop
shared expectations around adaptation
planning, it is critical that they
provide a high degree of flexibility to
countries, so that planning processes
can be domestically “owned” and plans
effectively implemented. The...
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
This table indicates some of the benefits and risks associated with strengthening and weakening an international agreement’s legal character, content, and review procedures designed to promote imple
WRI examines current insurance proposals under discussion in the UNFCCC and considers options for a global agreement in promoting insurance as a climate change solution.
Athena Ballesteros explains how international climate finance could make or break a deal in Copenhagen.
To be successful, adaptation efforts must dovetail with human development needs such as poverty reduction and employment.