Developed countries have collectively pledged USD 30 billion from 2010-2012 to support developing countries’ climate efforts. This pledge, known as “fast-start finance,” was initially made in Copenhagen in 2009, and reiterated in the 2010 Cancun Agreements.
Negotiators are now figuring out the details that will turn the Cancun Agreements into something that makes a difference on the ground.
Last month’s international climate negotiations in Cancun showed progress on many fronts, especially in ensuring greater transparency in countries’ emissions reporting.
Jennifer Morgan and our team of climate experts look back on the keys to progress in Cancun, and analyze the major decisions.
This issue brief discusses different ways to improve the current system for reporting and compiling information on public financing for climate change. Its goal is to help Parties to the UNFCCC develop robust reporting processes for climate finance.
Accounting Rules for Annex I Pledges in a Post-2012 Climate Agreement
This paper provides recommendations and options for harmonizing accounting rules for developed country, or Annex I, emissions reduction pledges for a post-2012 climate policy under discussion in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change‘s (UNFCCC) Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term...
This working paper summarizes country submissions to the UNFCCC on the key issues
in the international climate negotiations.
WRI Climate Director Jennifer Morgan reviews the “crunch issues” that negotiators will have to address in Cancun.
This paper was informed from an expert group meeting held at Columbia University, New York, on March 31, 2010.