The last few months alone have seen record-breaking rainfall in North Carolina, the burning of more than 400,000 acres of land in northern California, and a rare tropical cyclone making landfall and causing great damage in Somalia. It’s now clearer than ever before that countries will need plans for...
The Parties need clear, robust and cohesive guidelines to ensure the Paris agreement is implemented fairly and effectively.
WRI worked with partners to host a two-day meeting focused on how to plan long-term strategies for climate change. Lessons include customizing strategy, securing leadership, and utilizing what's already in place.
There is growing recognition of the strong connections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, which were adopted only three months apart in 2015. However, after nearly three years of implementation, the question of how countries can advance these two agendas jointly at the national level ways remains.
As of 2018, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate actions embedded in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement are still largely implemented under separate tracks. Policymakers report...
Countries should integrate sustainable development into their climate planning.
WRI’s Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action TASCA initiative provides governments with the tools and resources they need to track the implementation and effects of their climate policies and commitments under the Paris Agreement. Participating countries include Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
More than two years after the adoption and signing of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, and following its unprecedented rapid entry-into-force, the hard work of implementing the Paris Agreement is just getting going. Turning this landmark pact into a functioning regime requires adopting the rules of the game...
As countries formalize their climate action plans, some are shifting to more stringent targets, increasing transparency, and reflecting recent developments in knowledge and technology. Some countries, however, have lowered their ambition or made tweaks that make their commitment less clear.
A new WRI tool makes it easier than ever to compare climate models and understand their workings.
Long-term strategies aren't required by the Paris Agreement, but every country would benefit from creating one. Here, perspectives on how to craft a long-term strategy, from three dozen experts.