The result from Copenhagen is an Accord that looks very different than what has come before.
Here is a Q&A on some of the most important legal questions surrounding the Copenhagen Accord.
The attached table summarizes the GHG reduction pledges of 13 non-Annex1 countries, organized by type of pledge.
Searching for Common Ground on an Uneven Playing Field
This paper analyzes relevant measures in emerging U.S. domestic climate policies, describes the objectives of these measures, assesses how they might be imposed, and discusses their implications for both a future climate agreement and the international trading system.
As COP-15 approaches, the world already has a precedent for how the United States and China can work together.
This framework for looking at possible outcomes of the COP-15 convention was first introduced at a press event on November 20th.
This matrix helps policymakers compare the National Climate Change plans of five developing countries: India, Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa.
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.
Identifying Convergence in Country Submissions
This paper identifies the key elements needed to
ensure enhanced action on technology transfer and
development and then evaluates the approaches
taken in major country positions.