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.
Hosted by The Climate Group, Climate Week NYC provides a unique platform for policymakers, investors, CEOs, academic institutions and NGOs to showcase climate action successes and discuss challenges ahead.
Leaders from cities, states, provinces and businesses around the globe gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, showcasing their commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement. The summit is over but the push for greater climate action is rolling forward.
This event is a presentation and discussion of the key recommendations discussed in a new working paper, Setting the Stage for the GCF’s First Replenishment.
Today at the Global Climate Action Summit, 45 cities across six continents joined the Cities4Forests initiative, committing to conserve and restore their forests while making residents more aware of the vast benefits of trees.
A new report from America's Pledge shows that states, cities and businesses are on track to reduce U.S. emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, approximately two-thirds of the way to the national pledge of cutting emissions 26-28 percent by 2025. And they could easily get even further.
This paper explores the potential for technological approaches to carbon removal in the United States.
This paper explores the potential for carbon removal from forests and farms in the United States.
This paper offers a primer for U.S. policymakers and the climate community on foundational questions associated with carbon removal.
You could say the heart of the Paris Agreement on climate change are countries’ NDCs, their commitments to mitigate and adapt to climate change. If your heart was underperforming, your doctor might recommend an EKG to monitor it and look for signs of disease.
Tailored for a policy audience and featuring leading voices in technology, conservation and the environment, this forum will reflect on the challenging and important topic of carbon removal.
The deadline for finalizing the implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement is less than four months away. Negotiators are heading to a special interim meeting in Bangkok to speed progress.
The Parties need clear, robust and cohesive guidelines to ensure the Paris agreement is implemented fairly and effectively.