From crop fields in the Iberian Peninsula to city streets in the southern United States, all communities will feel the effects of a warmer world. Here's a visual look at what the future holds for five regions.
With the launch of the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue in January, countries are now embarking on the first global assessment of efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change. These "global stocktakes" are a core part of the Agreement's five-year cycles to ramp up ambition and action.
Surat, India and Semarang, Indonesia are both coastal cities with small rivers, but the risks they face vary tremendously—from extreme heat to flooding to land subsidence. Here's a visual look.
Toxic air pollution. Plastic-filled oceans. Sucking carbon from the skies. These are just a few of the stories that will shape 2018's legacy.
Parts of the United States are experiencing blizzard and frigid temperatures, possibly spurred by climatic changes. It's reminiscent of the types of extreme conditions we witnessed over and over last year.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities are the world’s secret weapon to preserve forests and mitigate climate change, and LandMark — the first global platform to provide maps of collectively held indigenous and community lands — helps measure their impact.
To address climate change, business leaders will ultimately need more supportive policies from governments. Here's how the two can work together.
Because better information about climate finance offers big benefits, Colombia worked with WRI and its partners on a new system to measure, report and verify how much funding goes toward climate change projects. Launched November 27, the system has registered $6 billion worth of climate change actions.
The devastating effects of sea level rise and extreme weather events have the potential to result in migration, humanitarian crises and international conflict. By collaborating on mitigation actions now, as a new report suggests, member nations of ASEAN can address these threats.
The Americas Regional Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will bring over 2,000 government representatives, civil society leaders, digital innovators, developers, journalists and research experts to further the open government agenda in the face of current global challenges.
While some crops can adapt to the changing climate, others will have to be transformed. But that disruptive approach isn't for every crop, marking the need for better understanding of when to transform and when not to.
With Fiji presiding over this COP, discussions were expected to focus on adaptation—the question of how we deal with climate impacts—even before a summer of storms rocked South Asia and the Caribbean. Climate Resilience Practice director Christina Chan explains what to expect from discussion of adaptation at COP.
This paper assesses when countries’ emissions have peaked or whether they have a commitment that implies an emissions peak in the future.
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 is honoring Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM, at its 2017 Courage to Lead dinner, an event recognizing bold leadership that confronts pressing environment and human development challenges.
International Monetary Fund leaders have begun thinking about how to transition away from fossil fuels, but aren't yet incorporating climate impacts into their vital analyses. Here's how they can start.
Water stress and drought are as old as civilization, and while human beings have devised many ways to guard against these threats, economies have evolved in ways that make us more vulnerable.
Economic impacts linger long after floodwaters recede, with the world's poorest least able to recover. With the world poised to spend $90 trillion on infrastructure over the next decade and a half, New Climate Economy helps quantify some of the benefits to building back smarter, denser and more resilient.
Seaside communities from South Asia to the Caribbean have suffered terribly from flooding. Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, India Adaptation Strategy Head for the Climate Resilience Practice and WRI India, distills how they can adapt, with a focus on the dynamics of environmental justice and sustainable development.
The climate mitigation potential of forests is immense. To help prepare for next year's Global Stocktake of NDCs, new publications by the Climate and Land Use Alliance clarify the way forests are counted under UNFCCC rules.