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.
This chart represents one way of mapping out adaptation efforts—that is, actions undertaken to limit the harm associated with climate change.
Priorities for Supporting the Rural Poor in a Changing Climateby , , and -
Insurance as a Risk Management Tool for Climate Change
This working paper aims to clarify the issues around insurance mechanisms designed to improve resilience among the poor to climate change impacts. We hope the analysis will inform the ongoing insurance discussions at the UNFCCC in the build up to the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen in...
Examining the role of adaptation in U.S. climate legislation and an international climate agreement.
Even though climate change affects
countries differently, all countries will
need to perform many of the same
adaptation functions, such as climate
information management and public
engagement in adaptation planning. At
the end of 2008, the...
Climate change is upon us. The earth is warming, seasons are shifting, species are migrating, and water is flowing in new patterns. The accelerating and deepening impacts of climate change will touch everyone on earth, but those who stand to suffer most are the poor.