As the world’s largest emitter, an ambitious and comprehensive climate plan from China is critical, both for reducing the country’s impact and for the greater climate action such ambition would inspire internationally.
As negotiators leave Bonn, Germany after two weeks of talks on the international climate agreement that will be concluded in Paris at the COP 21 summit later this year, one thing is clear: The pace of negotiations must speed up considerably.
BONN/WASHINGTON (June 11, 2015)—The latest round of climate negotiations concluded in Bonn, Germany today. Negotiators made progress toward a global climate deal, but a faster pace is needed leading up the Paris climate conference in December 2015.
Following is a statement from Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
Entering the second and final week of key climate change negotiations in Bonn, it's clear that the pace of the talks needs to kick into higher gear.
Helping communities in Southeast Asia’s Lower Mekong Basin adapt to a changing climate requires a careful balancing act between scientific information and local knowledge.
A recent event at the Vatican showed how economic growth, climate action and poverty alleviation can occur simultaneously.
Country climate commitments and pledges agreed at Paris may not keep warming below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) by themselves, but by establishing a systematic mechanism to ramp up efforts over time, countries can take collective action to avoid dangerous global warming.
Negotiators at the Bonn intersessional should proceed with the seriousness and pace required to reach a new, international climate agreement at the Conference of Parties (COP 21) in December.
Businesses can help move international climate action forward through direct interventions in their own operations and by creating a surround sound of support. Global Director of WRI's Business Center Kevin Moss lays out a five-point checklist.
This report guides countries on the preparation and design of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), including detailed technical guidance and process-related considerations.
It walks practitioners through the choices they will face in preparing and designing their INDCs,...