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From Positions to Agreement

Technology and Finance at the UNFCCC

This discussion paper describes the state of play in the international
negotiations at Poznan, Poland as Parties work
to ensure an agreement on technology and financial support
that enables mitigation in developing countries. It unpacks
and analyzes Parties’ submissions...

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Financing Adaptation

Opportunities for Innovation and Experimentation

Note: This paper will be published as a chapter in the forthcoming book Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance?, by the Brookings Institution Press in 2009.

Poznan Prognosis: Key Questions and Answers

WRI’s Climate Program Director Jonathan Pershing discusses the likely outcomes of the upcoming UNFCCC Convention in Poznan, Poland.

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Forests Finally Emerging as Climate Issue

The representatives of more than 100 countries attending December's U.N. climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, finally focused on the important role tropical forests play in global warming.

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The Road From Bali

It was a day later than scheduled, but the 13th U.N. climate change conference (COP-13) in Bali at last came to a close. The world is now breathing a sigh of relief; as late as Saturday, negotiations looked like they would run off the tracks. But Bali gave us only a vague sense of the road ahead, and the only certainty is that the road will be difficult.

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REDD Flags: What We Need to Know About the Options

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p>Reducing global GHG emissions can be aided by reducing deforestation, while simultaneously helping to protect forests and promote sustainable development.

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A Roadmap on Climate Change

Climate change is also changing the political climate. In this International Herald Tribune editorial, Senator John Kerry and I cover current international and U.S. climate change politics, and what must happen in the 13th U.N. climate change conference (COP-13) beginning this week in Bali, Indonesia. Read the editorial.

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Slicing the Pie

Sector-based Approaches to International Climate Agreements

What form will sectoral commitments take? Which sectors are best suited to sectoral approaches to climate mitigation? How might sectoral agreements be integrated into the broader climate regime? This report looks at potential answers to these questions.

Weathering the Storm

Options for Framing Adaptation and Development

Clarifies the relationship between adaptation and development by analyzing 135 projects, policies, and other initiatives from the developing world that have been labeled by implementers or researchers as "adaptation to climate change."

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