The blunt truth about COP25, the international climate summit in Madrid, is that countries failed to make the progress needed toward meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.
COP25, hosted by Chile, is an opportunity to advance the Paris Agreement and galvanize global climate action. Countries are expected to send signals that they will enhance their national climate commitments in 2020. WRI’s staff and experts will be on the ground to monitor progress and encourage action.
With the COP25 UN Climate Conference in Madrid just days away, there are encouraging signs that a number of countries are ready to enhance their climate commitments next year as envisioned in the Paris Agreement. But will this be enough to put us on the path to a 1.5 degree C world? WRI's 2020 NDC Tracker offers the current state of play.
After a rocky two weeks of climate talks, countries agreed on rules to implement the Paris Agreement, including guidance on regular communication, reporting, review and stock-taking of progress.
Statement from Helen Mountford, WRI's Vice President for Global Climate and Economics, following the conclusion of COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
Multilateral development banks are spending billions of dollars on climate finance. By aligning their entire operations with the Paris Agreement they can maximize the bang for their buck.
Climate negotiators in Bonn this week will focus on developing a rulebook to implement the historic accord and assessing the strengthened action needed to put the world on track to meet its goals. They can’t choose one or the other; they must have this dual focus. It’s a bit like riding a bicycle: both wheels need to turn to move forward.
This event will gather national decision makers and representatives from international organization and the civil society to discuss challenges, opportunities and lessons learned emerging from early national efforts to advance the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement jointly.
The Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change by having countries review and strengthen their climate commitments over time. Starting next year, Parties to the agreement will be able to communicate their updated climate commitments. Here are four reasons why they should do just that.
A top priority for the Fiji Presidency at COP23 is preparing the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement. These guidelines help put the Paris Agreement into practice and establish how each government will implement its requirements. That’s why the implementation guidelines are sometimes referred to as the Paris rulebook.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold its 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) from November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany. Led by this year’s Presidency of Fiji, negotiators from nearly 200 countries will convene to advance implementation of the Paris Agreement. WRI’s experts will host or participate in the following events.
WRI activities at UN climate talks Nov 2017
The United States might have left the Paris Agreement, but its leading businesses are sticking by climate action.
Lots of people are talking about the Paris Agreement. But forget withdrawal—the world is standing fast by climate action.
President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement puts the United States in an odd club of only three nations that have not signed the landmark climate change accord. It's a decision that could isolate the U.S. from the global community for years to come.
The latest round of climate negotiations concluded in Bonn, Germany today. Negotiators made important progress on fleshing out an outline for guidelines that will help turn the Paris Agreement into action on the ground.
Next week's climate meeting in Bonn starts the countdown for implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2018. Here's what to watch for.
These are the questions facing countries as they design the global stocktake, the engine of the Paris Agreement.
The NDC Partnership, launched at COP22 last week, provides a platform for countries to accelerate their climate commitments into action.