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.
Andrew Wheeler, acting chief of the Trump administration's EPA, tried to discredit the findings of the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment, saying that they were skewed by highlighting worst-case scenarios of climate change impacts. His comments were inaccurate. Here's what the environmental agency should be doing.
In Katowice, climate negotiators must send clear signals they will scale up support for developing countries, make progress on transparency and reporting, and set a timeline for determining a post-2025 finance goal.
While virtually all countries have national climate plans, in many cases it’s not clear what effect they’ll have on emissions.
As negotiators prepare for international climate talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, the world is at an existential crossroad: it can continue on a path of gradual but insufficient progress on climate change or shift to high gear to avoid the worst effects of rising global temperatures.
When it comes to combating climate change, neither governments nor businesses can do it alone. We need bold action from both so they can push each other toward a more prosperous, zero-carbon economy.
This paper discusses options for Climate Vulnerable Forum countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contribution by 2020.
WRI's events at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
Join this webinar to hear from policy experts and business representatives on what is at stake at the COP24 climate summit and the important role of businesses in driving climate action.
WRI will be hosting a press call to highlight the dynamics and expectation around COP24.
As part of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit, this panel will bring together governments, research institutions, civil society and the UN to explore the urgent need to protect, produce and prosper from the ocean in the face of a changing climate. It will explore opportunities to build resilience, harness innovation and ensure future livelihoods, food security and economic development.
Because countries' commitments and cities, local governments and businesses can only do so much to keep climate impacts from reaching the most dangerous levels, we need to strengthen the mutually reinforcing relationship between national and subnational climate action. Bogota, Colombia, shows how this relationship can work.
Just a week before countries meet once again to discuss efforts to address global climate change, join WRI for a discussion on the importance of and expectations from COP24.
Providing globally open data about power plants to increase transparency and help understand the environmental effects of power production
Held two months after the launch of Fulfilling America's Pledge at the Global Climate Action Summit and ahead of COP24, this event will be an opportunity to discuss how sub-national action in the U.S. can and will be a major driver of emissions reductions.
This paper was prepared for the Argentine G20 presidency by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a contribution to the Climate Sustainability Working Group. The paper identifies issues that should be considered in the development of long-term strategies. It invites countries to learn from the experiences of countries that have already developed long-term strategies while building on and complementing existing domestic processes.
Provides tools and support to help policymakers develop transparent and effective climate actions worldwide.
Electric car sales hit U.S. records this year, with almost 66,000 sold just in July and August, more than double the number sold during the same period in 2017. Media campaigns can help spur this growing demand, but in the absence of federal leadership, automakers need to step up to support this low-emissions mode of transport.
This paper presents a set of options for how targets, policies, and actions on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) can be incorporated in new or updated NDCs to support the achievement of global climate goals and national development objectives.
A new WRI working paper explores two sets of issues that are fundamental to restoring confidence in the GCF and should be addressed simultaneously: resources and governance. The paper analyzes key challenges with resource predictability and governance and suggests ways forward.