Countries are submitting enhanced and updated national climate commitments and long-term strategies ahead of the 2020 deadline. Track these announcements on Climate Watch.
New research from WRI evaluates the experiences of five counties in Kenya that are mainstreaming adaptation and offers three key lessons for practitioners struggling to implement resilient, sustainable development at the local level.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable, providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. In recovery, there are four essential priorities for climate action and social equity.
This technical note describes the methods and data used to quantify the greenhouse gas mitigation effect of a global network of cities achieving stated climate targets.
As the most powerful trade organization on Earth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce prides itself on its many members. But does it truly represent their interests? When it comes to climate change and congressional campaigns, the answer is an indisputable no.
The same old approaches to tackling the climate crisis are just not cutting it. What — and who — will it take to truly rise to the challenge? Join us on September 9 for a blunt and visionary conversation on what it will take to overcome barriers to exponentially ramp up climate action.
Join World Resources Institute for a webinar with a diverse set of leaders exploring how states and businesses are making progress toward a low-carbon future and what policy interventions, corporate leadership, technology trends and other activities can accelerate this transition, while ensuring that workers aren’t left behind.
To help the financial sector realize its potential to drive down global GHG emissions, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is creating a framework for financial institutions to set science-based climate targets in line with the ambition of the Paris Agreement.
In this webinar, speakers showcase concrete opportunities for policymakers, the public sector and civil society to use climate action to support rapid and inclusive recovery from COVID-19, framed around the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
While some of the world’s larger economies are struggling to contain the virus, Fiji had only 18 known cases, recorded zero deaths and withstood Tropical Cyclone Harold, a category 4 storm, as cases were peaking.
India's Rs 20 lakh crore COVID-19 relief package, one of the largest in the world, amounting roughly to 10 per cent of country’s GDP, needs to be implemented for creating jobs and growth by keeping nature in the centre. Since the pandemic came from the disturbance of nature, its treatment also lies in the rebuilding of nature & investing in natural capital. In this regard the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute and India and National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Government of India are organizing a webinar to explain how India can invest in nature while building back better.
Aligning short-term recovery measures with ambitious net-zero climate action holds the key to building resilient, safer and inclusive societies for all.
This paper discusses methods to estimate annual power-plant generation for wind, solar, hydro and natural gas plants globally, based on national averages. Generation information is necessary to estimate benefits and costs of power plants.
Cities, businesses and regional governments often have real potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions and serve as early implementers of change and incubators for climate action. This webinar explores a new tool for better understanding how these actors can materially contribute to national climate goals.
This webinar introduces the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) partnership framework for assessing the potential impacts of climate policies on sustainable development and transformational change goals.
The Republic of Korea has an opportunity to effectively address the COVID-19 crisis, while also becoming a climate leader.
The past few months have brought alarming signs of a changing climate, many of which are in line with projections of a warming world, including record warmth in Antarctica, record coral bleaching in Australia and the hottest winter ever recorded in the EU and Russia.
Science-based targets require that organizations address emissions generated by their own operations and those of their suppliers. How can sustainable purchasers build a procurement strategy aligned with science-based targets?
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.
On April 7, WRI Distinguished Senior Fellow Andrew Light and Research Analyst Tyler Clevenger submitted a testimony for a virtual hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the bipartisan American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that would direct the U.S. EPA to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).