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Blog post
December 17, 2020

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.

Blog post
December 4, 2020

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.

Blog post
September 29, 2020

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.

Blog post
September 21, 2020

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.

Blog post
April 13, 2020

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.

Event
December 10, 2019

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.

Blog post
October 8, 2019

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.

Blog post
September 17, 2019

Scores of countries are expected to announce plans at next week's UN Climate Action Summit to accelerate and scale up global ambition to implement the Paris Agreement. Twelve have already shared their long-term strategies to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury. Climate Watch's new Long-term Strategy Tracker offers a...

Event
September 17, 2019

During this webinar, participants will hear real-world examples of governance arrangements for developing and implementing long-term, low-emissions development strategies and learn about new research that explores country experience.

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