President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled key members of his foreign policy and national security team. The nominees include Antony Blinken for Secretary of State; Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security; Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence; Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Jake Sullivan for National Security Advisor; and John Kerry for Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Following is a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
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To keep the window open to limit global warming to 1.5 C, countries need to accelerate transformation toward a net-zero emissions future across all sectors at a far faster pace than recent trends, according to a new report from World Resources Institute and ClimateWorks Foundation.
WRI is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive a grant from the Bezos Earth Fund for two major initiatives in support of global climate action.
Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris have been elected as the next president and vice president of the United States, ushering in a major shift for U.S. domestic policy and the world. Join Andrew Steer and WRI's top experts for a press call on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST.
According to multiple media sources, Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris have been confirmed as the winners of the 2020 U.S. election. They received the most votes by a president ticket in U.S. history and were able to win several states that Donald Trump had won in 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives stayed majority Democrat. The outcome for the composition of the U.S. Senate is very close and currently undetermined.
Following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
As of this morning, the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election is still being determined, with many ballots still to be counted. The electoral process is ongoing and all ballots must be counted to ensure the integrity of the outcome. Following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:
Today the U.S. officially became the only country to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change. The withdrawal comes a day after the U.S. election, the results of which are still unclear. If a U.S. administration sends a request to the United Nations to re-enter the accord, the country would again be party to the Paris Agreement after a period of 30 days. Following is a statement from Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate & Economics, World Resources Institute.
The South Africa National Department for Cooperative Governance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Coalition for Urban Transitions announced a new partnership to help achieve a more green and equitable recovery for cities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today CEOs from 21 leading conservation and sustainable development organizations, including WRI, came together in unparalleled consensus to urge policymakers to integrate nature into COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The group released a set of recommendations for policymakers, COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Nature-Based Solutions for People, Planet and Prosperity. Following is a statement from Dr. Charles Barber.
Today at a virtual event, P4G announced FINISH Mondial as its 2020 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year for scaling safe sanitation access to more than 5 million people across six countries, with an innovative self-sustaining model that involves both the demand and supply side of access. To help multistakeholder partnerships like this increase their impact, World Resources Institute (WRI) also released a new report today that identifies four key success factors to transformative partnerships that can advance sustainable development around the world.
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