Mass public mobilization on display during September UN summits on climate action and sustainable development showed the intertwined nature of the climate crisis with crises in justice and democracy. Advocates around the world are telling government leaders that they want urgent, just, inclusive climate action.
This webinar sets out the diversity of M&E approaches of major climate funds and national frameworks to draw lessons for aligning country systems and fund-level results frameworks in order to assess adaptation success more effectively.
During this webinar, hear from experts about new guidance and resources for countries on enhancing their national climate commitments next year.
Hear what financial institutions have to say about draft science-based target setting methods.
The UN Climate Action Summit 2019 was jam-packed with heads of states’ speeches about climate change, but too many were devoid of new commitments to actually address the emergency.
The Cool Food Pledge is a global initiative that helps food providers sell delicious dishes with smaller climate footprints. This technical note, and the accompanying Cool Food Calculator, help Cool Food Pledge signatories and other food providers set targets and track climate impacts over time.
A new coalition of countries, businesses and international organizations today committed to driving a 3% global increase in energy efficiency each year – a move that can help limit climate change and increase global prosperity.
Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition.
This commentary explores how two critical elements of the Paris Agreement – nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies (LTSs) – relate to one another, and how countries can allocate resources efficiently to develop both in a synergistic manner.
A price on carbon is necessary to reduce emissions, but it is not a silver bullet to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C. Complementary policies will be needed that address market barriers and reduce costs of emissions reductions in coming decades.
This paper takes stock of the long-term strategies submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to understand how these strategies perceive and handle uncertainties, and construct and present scenarios. The paper also proposes a model-assisted scenario analysis to help identify robust strategies in the face of uncertainties.
Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas government scrambling to mobilize resources for disaster response and recovery. The Bahamas is insured, but government institutions were so damaged by the storm that they had trouble responding immediately.
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 look.
China's market for new buildings is booming. Constructing zero carbon buildings would enable China and other countries to keep up with demand without further fueling climate change.
World leaders are gathering New York City for a summit on an urgent challenge that affects every aspect of our lives, from the economy to jobs, security and migration and our health. It is, of course, the climate crisis. National leaders will have three main tasks to accomplish.
September 20 is the first day of a week-long youth-led climate strike that will take place in thousands of locations around the world. In support, WRI’s offices in Washington DC will host a Climate Strike Teach-In for youth, with briefings on climate science; the Paris Agreement; a hands-on demonstration of Resource Watch, the WRI data platform for a sustainable future; and a tour of WRI premises. Program runs from 9:00 to 9:30 so that participants can join the DC Climate Strike March which starts at 11:00.
Buildings that emit no greenhouse gas emissions during their operation are vital to meeting the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets. But in the past, zero carbon buildings have been assumed to be only attainable by technologically advanced or wealthy countries. New WRI research finds there are policy pathways to reach zero carbon buildings regardless of location or development status. The report identifies eight pathways countries can take to reach zero carbon buildings by reducing energy demand and cleaning energy supply.
This Friday, young people in the United States are joining with the global youth climate movement to go on strike to demand that adults act responsibly to protect their future. They also want adults to join the strike in solidarity.
Take a look at the events WRI will participate in during The United Nations' Climate Action Summit 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.