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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).

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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.

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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.

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This webinar will focus on options for countries to incorporate targets, policies, and actions on SLCPs into their updated NDCs. It also highlights the many climate, health and development gains that can be achieved by focusing on these highly potent but short-lived gases which include methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon and HFCs.

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To prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to reach net zero by 2050. That will require both deep cuts in emissions and the removal of remaining emissions directly from the atmosphere. Making that happen will take concerted U.S. innovation akin to a moonshot. In this case, it's a CarbonShot.

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New WRI research finds that the United States needs to make large-scale investments in carbon removal in the coming years if the country is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This working paper identifies a consolidated set of high-priority, near-term, federal policy options for advancing carbon removal pathways.

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On January 15, WRI Senior Fellow Taryn Fransen testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. The hearing, titled “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions,” examined the current state of climate science and solutions to the climate challenge. Taryn’s testimony focused on the United Nations Emissions Gap Report and the role the United States could play in closing the emissions gap.

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This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy.

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