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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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