The Adaptation Futures conference in Holland last week brought together more than 1,700 practitioners and researchers from more than 95 countries—the largest-ever conference on climate adaptation. From the discussions, it's clear than 2016 is quickly becoming the year of action on resilience.
Now that 195 countries have adopted the Paris Agreement, they must develop the rules, processes and guidelines for how it will deliver the goals it's promised. New WRI research provides a to-do list for negotiators.
Uruguay went from having virtually no wind generation in 2007 to installing the most wind per capita of any nation in 2014. New WRI research explores the country's smart use of climate finance, and offers lessons on how other nations can successfully transform their energy sectors.
Limiting global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels will require massive reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from business-as-usual—on the order of 40 percent to 70 percent in 2050 compared to 2010, and near net zero emissions by 2100.
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has committed to being "lean, clean and green." Will its new Environmental and Social Framework achieve that goal? Researchers Gaia Larsen and Sean Gilbert investigate.
This chart outlines key tasks included in the Paris Agreement and accompanying draft decision that must be completed by UNFCCC groups and Parties before the Agreement enters into force.
Last December in Paris, 195 countries came together and adopted a landmark agreement on climate change.
The urgent imperative of tackling climate change is rarely associated with the dry science of budgeting and fiscal policy—but it should be. Director of WRI's Governance program Mark Robinson explains.
Even before the new international climate agreement is finalized, COP21 has accomplished a lot when it comes to cities, clean energy, business and more.
Experts explain how the Paris Agreement can send a strong signal that the most vulnerable countries will be supported, and that investors need to align portfolios for the inevitable zero-carbon future.
A new initiative launched in Paris this week demonstrates the growing recognition that action by financial institutions – both public and private – is necessary to begin shifting trillions of dollars toward low-carbon development.
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The table is set for an ambitious and equitable agreement. All the ingredients are there for success. Will ministers grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
A new report shows how civil society groups can track the flow of adaptation funds and ensure money is used productively.
The Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund are unique in that they provide climate finance directly to national institutions in developing nations. Here’s how countries can meet the Funds’ requirements to help finance mitigation and adaptation activities.
Climate finance is essential for enabling developing countries to both reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the impacts of a warming world. Watch for six signs over the next two weeks to see how COP 21 makes progress in this area.
As of this Monday, 174 countries had submitted their national climate plans to the UN, in preparation for the Paris climate summit that begins next week.
Last week, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board met for its last meeting before the upcoming climate talks in Paris. Countries created the GCF to be the main global fund for climate finance, and as such, it could play a vital role in delivering the goals of an agreement in Paris. If the GCF is to be a key player in the future climate regime, it needs to show that it can effectively spend money. Is it up to the task?