With record-breaking temperatures year after year and escalating extreme weather and climate impacts, the need for adaptation has long been apparent. Now it's finally moving beyond urgency into real action on the ground.
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Less than two weeks after 175 nations signed the pivotal Paris Agreement, a question lingers: What's next? At the Going Green conference in Washington, D.C., three leaders had answers.
Two weeks ago, more than 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement, making it the most-signed international treaty in a single day. Dozens of initiatives outside the UNFCCC process stand ready to help countries deliver the Agreement's goals.
The Paris Agreement won't take effect until 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions officially join. Countries representing more than 49 percent of emissions have already committed to join early. Here's how we could bridge the gap.
WASHINGTON (APRIL 26, 2016)– The most significant gathering of sub-national and non-governmental leaders on global climate action this year will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. This event follows last week’s successful UN signing ceremony, where more than 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Climate Action 2016 summit will bring together 700 leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society to advance ambitious climate action across multiple sectors.
WASHINGTON (APRIL 21, 2016)– Tomorrow, country representatives from around the world are gathering in New York City for the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony. Over 150 countries have indicated they will formally sign the agreement, far exceeding the most first-day signatures any international pact in history.
Ten countries made carbon capture and storage (CCS) part of their national climate commitments in the run-up to COP21 in Paris last year. Will the technology take off?
While people are starting to think about how to implement the Paris Climate Agreement, it's clear that Mother Nature isn't willing to wait. Several climate and scientific milestones have happened since the Agreement's adoption four months ago, underscoring the need for immediate and comprehensive action.
Since 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015, many countries are starting to implement their climate commitments or “nationally determined contribution” (NDC). But many developing countries lack the tools to measure, report and verify progress on their climate commitments and actions. The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) was launched today in response to calls for support from countries for improved transparency and capacity building related to the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement will only take effect once 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions sign and ratify it. WRI's new Paris Agreement Tracker monitors countries' progress toward joining the Agreement, and allows users to create, share and embed their own combinations for bringing it into force.