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 new U.S. government report confirms the well-established science behind climate change: it's real, it's human-caused, it's happening faster than predicted and it poses a tremendous threat to America and the rest of the world.
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.
One ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement is for countries to peak emissions -- reach the point when global heat-trapping emissions switch from increasing to decreasing -- as soon as possible. A new WRI paper shows that 57 countries, representing 60 percent of all global emissions, are likely to peak emissions by 2030.
Negotiators and stakeholders headed to Bonn, Germany, for next week’s UN climate summit face a range of questions surrounding one essential query: How do we lower greenhouse gas emissions now to minimize the most severe impacts of climate change? The new Climate Watch data visualization platform can help address this challenge.
Wee Kean Fong, senior associate with WRI Cities' Greenhouse Gas Protocol, takes stock of the progress China has made towards climate action—clamping down on coal, boosting green cities and rethinking development.
COP23 will be held in Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, where negotiators will start to map out how to implement the Paris Agreement and set the foundation for 2018, a pivotal year for climate action.
The Paris Agreement is built on the fundamental premise that climate action should be enhanced over time, informed by key moments to take stock of progress and identify new opportunities for action. Forming an arc of ambition over the next several decades, this process enables the world to stay on track to achieve the agreement’s goals of keeping global temperature increase well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) above preindustrial levels and further aim to limit temperature rise to 1...