In the information collection and preparation phase of the global stocktake, which will be initiated by COP26, long-term strategies should be considered as critical inputs because they are essential for understanding progress toward the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals.
WRI analysis sheds light on the first 29 long-term strategies that were submitted by the end of June 2021, identifying common trends and the major transformations that countries envisage across all sectors of their economies.
The Climate Ambition Summit brought together more than 70 heads of state as well as many other leaders from business, the finance community and civil society. While the summit spurred momentum for some countries it also exposed gaps in climate leadership, leaving much to accomplish ahead of COP26.
A new WRI report finds that China can peak its emissions as early as 2026 and realize enormous economic benefits over the long term by strengthening its climate and energy policies. Doing so could save nearly 1.9 million lives and generate nearly $1 trillion in net economic and social benefits in 2050.
The UN's 75th General Assembly last week offered a crucial moment for leaders to demonstrate global solidarity for a fairer, safer, stronger world amid the sweeping impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a changing climate.
While setting a net-zero target can signal a serious commitment to long-term climate action, several critical design factors determine the rigor of these targets and the extent to which they set a country on a plausible pathway to a net-zero future in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
Russia recently released a draft long-term strategy for tackling climate change. The proposed plan would have Russia's carbon emissions drop to net zero decades after other major economies.
Organized by UK COP26 President-Designate and World Resources Institute, this high-level side event at COP25 in Madrid focused on the growing international momentum around net-zero targets, and how this can drive more ambitious national climate action in line with the science and decreasing costs of clean technologies.
Countries' long-term climate strategies plan out to 2050. How can policymakers deal with uncertainty over this long time horizon? "Stress-testing" with different future scenarios can help.