Representatives from the New Climate Economy and the UNFCCC will discuss the economic and employment implications of 21st century sustainable development. Participants will also hear about the main outcomes from COP24, and about the relationship between climate negotiations and economic research.
Our best chance of preventing the worst impacts of climate change is to peak carbon emissions by 2020. New WRI research finds that despite progress in some areas, the world is not yet on track.
This graphic shows a summary of progress towards 22 milestones across six key sectors, which were identified as needing to be achieved by 2020 in order to bend the curve in global greenhouse gas emissions and put the world on a pathway consistent with the Paris Agreement.
This technical note describes the structure, the input data sources, and the limitations and assumptions of the India Energy Policy Simulator.
The Annual Climate Leadership Conference (March 20-22) brings together influential climate, energy, and sustainability professionals from around the globe to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.
After a rocky two weeks of climate talks, countries agreed on rules to implement the Paris Agreement, including guidance on regular communication, reporting, review and stock-taking of progress.
The paper proposes a credible and rigorous methodology for assessing Paris Agreement alignment of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) investments by development finance institutions (DFIs) and recommends that all DFIs incorporate a shadow carbon price in cost-benefit analyses of the electricity sector and work with recipient countries to develop robust long-term decarbonization plans.
Statement from Helen Mountford, WRI's Vice President for Global Climate and Economics, following the conclusion of COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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.