The combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes and expanding cities will see demand for water rising exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain due to climate change. Water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the global population, and with climate change, this is projected to rise.
This year's World Water Day, which was held last week, focused on wastewater. Wastewater is a valuable resource in the...
The "Facilitative Dialogue" is one of the most important conversations to be had at COP22 in Marrakech.
WRI hosted a press call with international climate experts just hours before the Paris Agreement crossed the threshold of entry into force on Wednesday, October 5, to give context around this historic moment. The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after the thresholds of 55 countries and 55 percent of global emissions have been crossed.
With the world now on the verge of crossing the thresholds for the Paris Agreement to enter into force, it’s time to start considering what comes next.
Delivering on the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals will be hugely challenging, but new WRI analysis finds there is much greater alignment between these two agendas than we may realize.
Examining the Alignment between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals
The year 2015 was a significant turning point for both the sustainable development and climate agendas with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change. National governments are now facing the challenge of implementing these two deeply...
Now that 195 countries have adopted the Paris Agreement, they must develop the rules, processes and guidelines for how it will deliver the goals it's promised. New WRI research provides a to-do list for negotiators.
Advancing the Key Elements of the Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is a hugely significant step towards reaching a zero-carbon and resilient world. But challenges remain if we are to limit temperature rise and increase capacity to adapt to climate impacts. Those challenges include: the alignment of financial flows towards zero-carbon and...