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.
Long-term planning for climate and development requires tailored governance and institutional arrangements. This paper outlines several governance considerations critical to any national climate planning effort, providing a checklist of key questions that policymakers may consider when developing their long-term strategies.
Statement from Helen Mountford, WRI's Vice President of Climate and Economics following the European Council Meeting in Brussels where European leaders concluded they will work toward achieving climate neutrality although they did not reach consensus on setting a 2050 deadline to do so.
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.
Harnessing the full power of towns and cities to drive the shift to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future requires action at all levels of government, with strong supportive policy frameworks, incentive systems and financial resources for sustainable infrastructure.
Most people think of air pollution as strictly a health issue. The reality is that dirty air affects climate, water, agriculture and renewable energy systems.
Back-to-back September UN summits on climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals offer a strategic opportunity to showcase a leap in ambition. Here are four ways that can happen.
WRI is organizing a press call featuring high-level experts to reflect on how Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement two years ago has impacted climate action in the United States and around the world.
The report identifies a mix of 21 policy levers with which it would be possible to achieve Mexico’s conditional nationally determined contribution (NDC) at an average cost of US$12/ton. The report addresses both current targets, included in Mexico’s unconditional and conditional NDC to the Paris Agreement, as well as a more ambitious long-term target defined by Mexico in the General Climate Change Law in line with a 2°C global warming goal.
Chile’s new High-Level Climate Action Champion Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir shares COP25 priorities and the Chilean presidency’s plans to leverage the conference to raise global ambitions ahead of 2020.
Join WRI, CDP, WWF and UN Global Compact for a webinar on April 30 to learn about the updates and have your questions answered by SBTi experts. We will host two sessions to accommodate audiences across the globe.
The Green New Deal has inspired activism and debate, but not much action on Capitol Hill so far. That hasn't stopped states, cities and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico from taking bold steps now.
Join World Resources Institute on April 8 for a dynamic bipartisan conversation on how to advance policies in the United States that respond to the scale of the climate challenge. Axios reporter Amy Harder will moderate a conversation with Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), who leads the newly created House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, followed by an interview with former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and a panel of energy and climate experts.
A new paper from the Project for Advancing Climate Transparency examines how the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework's new requirements have been enhanced, highlights the experiences of countries’ related to transparency, and maps the initiatives and processes designed to support capacity building.
Andrew Light's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change on the Paris Agreement, global climate action and the international impact of U.S. subnational leadership.
World Resources Institute is expanding Climate Watch with two online data platforms for India and Indonesia. This webinar will introduce the national platforms and discuss how the data tools can help achieve climate and sustainable development goals.
Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. This installment of the This Month in Climate Science blog series explores research on climate threatening coffee production and changing patterns of asylum applications.
This paper assesses progress toward six sectoral milestones – in energy, transport, land use, industry, infrastructure, and finance – that would need to be met by 2020 to bend the curve in global greenhouse gas emissions and put the world on a pathway consistent with the Paris Agreement.
Researchers will offer unique insights on how policy makers, business leaders and foundations can reallocate their resources and accelerate their efforts to put the world on track in the fight against climate change.
Join WRI and the Science Based Targets initiative for a webinar on science-based targets and a discussion on how the private sector can support increased mitigation ambition.