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).
Learn what stakeholders had to say about how financial institutions should set targets to align their lending and investment portfolios with the level of ambition required by climate science.
This webinar will feature state and private sector leaders who will discuss shovel-ready infrastructure opportunities that can create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the short-term in the U.S.
In this webinar, experts from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, FAO and Oxfam will share their latest research on supporting low-carbon transformation in the agriculture sector through enhancing 2020 NDCs.
Ceres 2020 will mobilize the world's most influential capital market leaders to accelerate and scale up solutions to the most pressing global sustainability challenges.
Japan's newly announced climate plan is no stronger than the one it submitted five years ago. It fails to grasp the seriousness of climate impacts for Japan or the significant economic opportunities available by pursuing a low-carbon future.
This report is dedicated to supporting countries in implementing their NDCs.
This working paper is among the first to address the long-term climate strategy in Indonesia as well as make suggestions on how the strategy could be incorporated into the ongoing process. It identifies the benefits from producing a long-term climate strategy as well as the potential risks from failing to do so for Indonesia. This paper discusses the current progress of Indonesia’s long-term climate strategy, gaps in the process and enabling factors to move forward with an effective LTS for the country.
This webinar identifies options to transform the power sector that should be prioritized in the 2020 NDCs.