UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for "bold action and much greater ambition" in fighting climate change. Latin American and Caribbean nations can heed the call by strengthening their national climate plans by 2020 and setting net-zero emissions targets for 2050.
Sustainable Development Goal 17
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Global problems demand global solutions. Only by working together can the nations of the world build solutions for a sustainable future.
WRI is recognized for its leading role in strengthening global partnerships for sustainable development. We bring together the talents of governments, development partners, academics, think tanks, civil society and business to ramp up collective ambition and accelerate progress (SDG 17.2, SDG 17.3, SDG 17.6, SDG 17.7, SDG 17.9, SDG 17.15, SDG 17.16). Partnerships that WRI has helped to catalyze and manage include the NDC Partnership, P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, Champions 12.3, the Global Commission on Adaptation and many others.
To promote sustainable investments, WRI’s Finance Program provides recommendations to mobilize and leverage public and private funding for sustainable projects (SDG 17.1, SDG 17.5). Additional WRI teams help countries reconcile their economic, social and environmental priorities (SDG 17.14) and produce better data to support decision making (SDG 17.17).
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