For country commitments to form the basis of an effectively functioning agreement, a framework of international climate machinery needs to be built around them.
Getting Specific on the 2015 Climate Change Agreement: Suggestions for the Legal Text with an Explanatory Memorandum offers a detailed framework for key elements of a possible agreement, attempting to balance views and priorities from across the global community.
Why is a forthcoming global climate agreement such a big deal, and what impact will it have on communities around the world? Global director of WRI's Climate Program Jennifer Morgan explains all the important details.
Some reports say Japan will set a target to reduce its greenhouse gases 20 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Research shows that the country can go much further, achieving reductions of 31-37 percent by 2030.
A new guidance document can help practitioners through the key steps to developing climate action commitments. The advance unedited publication, Designing and Preparing INDCs, was drafted in response to country requests.
China, the world’s largest emitter, is making strides to reduce its emissions by pricing carbon, investing in renewables and expanding energy efficiency.
Under Russia's new post-2020 climate change commitment, the country could actually increase its emissions 40-50 percent above current levels by 2030.
Climate change is an area where the United States needs to lead, says former Governor of New Mexico and WRI Board member Bill Richardson. Doing so will create a better planet for our children and a more prosperous future for our country.