Where things stand after the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, and the key steps to ensure progress in Cancun.
Measuring, Monitoring, and Reporting Energy and Climate Databy -
As the UNFCCC prepares for its next formal meeting, questions about the Copenhagen Accord’s status remain.
Updates on the latest country pledges -- will they be enough?
Elements of a Framework for the Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Finance
This working paper explores the main issues associated with the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of finance in the post-2012 climate regime.
The attached table summarizes the GHG reduction pledges of 13 non-Annex1 countries, organized by type of pledge.
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
Climate change is a global issue that requires action from all countries. As the U.S. Congress develops a domestic climate and energy package, the United States seeks assurance that other countries will also act and a means to track the progress of commitments by verifying that actions have been implemented.
Options and Implications
A Copenhagen agreement on climate change will likely take a legally binding form, but one that provides for a range of commitments by countries. This Working Paper clarifies a complex set of issues around the legal character of commitments and weighs the potential risks and benefits to...