International Climate Action
WRI works to advance international cooperation on climate change to implement the Paris Agreement and make ambitious, equitable climate action a reality.
Nearly three decades ago, governments around the world agreed to the United Nations framework to prevent climate change. The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 represented a huge step toward that goal, advancing international collaboration to transform the global economy toward a safer, equitable, zero-carbon future.
To address the climate crisis, national governments must come together to strengthen climate action at rates far beyond current commitments. This will require innovative steps that will not only stave off the most dangerous climate impacts, but also bring about huge economic and social benefits for people everywhere.
WRI works to foster international collaboration to drive greater climate ambition. We engage with a diversity of stakeholders across developing and developed countries and all sectors of society to achieve ambitious and just outcomes that promote a prosperous, low-carbon and resilient future for all.
This includes offering analysis and tools to help countries strengthen their national climate plans and adopt net-zero long-term climate strategies under the Paris Agreement. We also provide resources to educate climate negotiators and civil society about the best ways to structure elements of the Paris Rulebook.
WRI also addresses encourages cooperative initiatives between national governments, businesses and cities to advance climate action, encourage multilateral development banks to provide greater finance for climate action in developing countries and facilitate stronger bilateral cooperation on climate change.
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Expert Dialogues on International CooperationVisit Project
Convening experts to identify common climate and energy concerns, devise collaborative solutions and propose bilateral policy actions.
Navigating the Paris RulebookVisit Project
WRI's guide to the Paris Rulebook — what it is, what it includes and why it is important — as well as an overview of the Rulebook’s various elements, the key decisions made in Poland and the process moving forward.
Project for Advancing Climate Transparency (PACT) (Inactive)Visit Project
Advancing transparency and accountability under the Paris Agreement