What Counts: Tools to Help Define and Understand Progress Towards the $100 Billion Climate Finance Commitmentby Paul Bodnar, Jessica Brown (CPI) and Smita Nakhooda (ODI) - September 2015
This working paper, a collaboration with WRI, CPI and ODI, aims to make a positive contribution in the lead up to Paris by first unpacking the key variables Parties have emphasized in debates about “what counts”, and then proposing an approach to classifying climate finance that Parties could...
Creating a New Approach from the Ground Upby David Waskow, Wendi Bevins, Eliza Northrop, Laura Weatherer, Paul Joffe, Dr. Sonja Klinsky, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University and Robert Kutter, Founder, Kutter Consulting - June 2015
For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy.
A new approach is required to resolve this challenge. Building on the experiences of 23 countries, this report demonstrates...
by Michael I. Westphal, Athena Ballesteros, Jennifer Morgan and Pascal Canfin - June 2015
This paper contributes to the dialogue about what types of finance could count toward the $100 billion goal.
We analyze this question quantitatively by projecting various finance sources forward to 2020 to demonstrate the scenarios under which reaching the $100 billion goal is possible....
by Kelly Levin, David Rich, Dennis Tirpak, Heather McGray, David Waskow, Yamil Bonduki (UNDP), Michael Comstock (UNDP), Ian Noble and Kathleen Mogelgaard - May 2015
This report guides countries on the preparation and design of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), including detailed technical guidance and process-related considerations.
It walks practitioners through the choices they will face in preparing and designing their INDCs,...
by Karl Hausker, Kristin Igusky, Rebecca Gasper, Nate Aden and Michael Obeiter - May 2015
This working paper examines where greenhouse gas emissions are headed if the United States does not take any new action to curb their release, how it can meet its 2025 emissions target using existing authorities and state action, and how legislation can achieve deeper cuts over the longer term...
A Practical Approach to Forest and Landscape Restorationby Chris Reij and Robert Winterbottom - May 2015
Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps to Success highlights the benefits of “regreening” and its widespread adoption in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, northern Ethiopia and Malawi, and identifies six steps to scale up regreening practices in Africa and beyond.
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for National and Subnational Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goalsby Kelly Levin, Jared Finnegan, David Rich and Pankaj Bhatia - November 2014
The GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard provides guidance for designing national and subnational mitigation goals and a standardized approach for assessing and reporting progress toward goal achievement.
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Effects of Policies and Actionsby David Rich, Pankaj Bhatia, Jared Finnegan, Kelly Levin and Apurba Mitra - November 2014
The GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard provides a standardized approach for estimating and reporting the change in GHG emissions and removals resulting from policies and actions.
by Kristin Igusky, Rebecca Gasper, Michael Obeiter, Sarah Forbes, Nate Aden and Nicholas Bianco - October 2014
Building on the recently-released New Climate Economy report, this new analysis provides evidence and real-world examples demonstrating how the United States is already seizing economic returns while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions—and...