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September 20 is the first day of a week-long youth-led climate strike that will take place in thousands of locations around the world. In support, WRI’s offices in Washington DC will host a Climate Strike Teach-In for youth, with briefings on climate science; the Paris Agreement; a hands-on demonstration of Resource Watch, the WRI data platform for a sustainable future; and a tour of WRI premises. Program runs from 9:00 to 9:30 so that participants can join the DC Climate Strike March which starts at 11:00.

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Buildings that emit no greenhouse gas emissions during their operation are vital to meeting the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets. But in the past, zero carbon buildings have been assumed to be only attainable by technologically advanced or wealthy countries. New WRI research finds there are policy pathways to reach zero carbon buildings regardless of location or development status. The report identifies eight pathways countries can take to reach zero carbon buildings by reducing energy demand and cleaning energy supply.

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This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of how to establish an effective domestic MRV system.

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society.

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This webinar, co-organized by the 2050 Pathways Platform, UN Development Programme and World Resources Institute, will highlight the purpose and benefits of long-term strategies and provide a snapshot of countries’ progress ahead of the Summit. It will set the scene and describe the landscape of country experiences on long-term strategies, as well as provide a preview of the upcoming Summit. The benefits of developing long-term strategies will additionally be covered through a discussion on the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy and net-zero emissions goal. The webinar will also feature a moderated Q&A session for participants to ask questions.

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On July 24, WRI Senior Fellow Karl Hausker, Ph.D., testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. The hearing, titled “Building America’s Clean Future: Pathways to Decarbonize the Economy,” examined the challenges and opportunities associated with deep decarbonization of the United States economy.

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This high-level event is organized at the High-Level Political Forum 2019 in the context of the reviews of SDG 13 on climate change and SDG 10 on inequality reduction. Participants will share ways to better reconcile climate action and social equity. The event will provide recommendations and examples that countries can take up, especially as part of revising their climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - by 2020, and that could support a common narrative and concrete actions for just transitions at the SDG and Climate Summits in September.

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Join WRI’s Climate Program for an energy and climate seminar by the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) to discuss a new report, which includes a climate change scenario that models what the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) would need to do consistent with a global limit of 2-degrees Celsius warming by 2050.

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The webinar will focus on identifying opportunities, sharing lessons learned, and articulating options for overcoming challenges to strengthening Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement by 2020. WRI and UNDP will present guidance being developed on NDC enhancement.

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This guidance provides recommendations for companies in the apparel and footwear sector to set science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. It provides case studies on best practices in target setting and strategies for achieving emissions reductions.

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Climate action is core to the G20 Agenda on economic growth. This paper highlights the critical need for the world’s top emitters to develop long-term climate and development strategies and strengthen their national climate plans by 2020 under the Paris Agreement.

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