Advances in science and technology mean that we can better measure emissions. A "refinement" to the existing guidelines lays out how countries can better report to the IPCC, giving us a better picture than ever of what we need to do to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
Governments are beginning to take up the call for a "just transition" to a clean energy economy, with advancements seen in Canada, Spain, Germany, Costa Rica and more. One way they can do so: Integrate the "just transition" into their long-term strategies for climate action.
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 COP 24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland delivered mixed results. Finance was an important part of the package agreed upon.
Statement from Helen Mountford, WRI's Vice President for Global Climate and Economics, following the conclusion of COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
Climate discussions tend to focus on raising ambition—getting countries to reduce more emissions, faster. But there’s an equally important issue that gets far less attention: ensuring climate action doesn’t leave anyone behind, particularly the world’s most vulnerable people.
The Yellow Vests movement is a reminder to governments that in the face of worsening social disparities, climate action cannot advance without ensuring benefits for all.
Poland has a mixed record on climate, but this COP24 provides an opportunity to leave a legacy of leadership.
The result of multiple years of research and modeling, the synthesis report of World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows there is no silver bullet to sustainably feeding 10 billion people by 2050. How we produce and eat food will need an overhaul.
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.
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.
When it comes to landscape restoration, national and international efforts typically grab the attention. But it's important to recognize the crucial role of regional, state and local governments. What's happening in Brazil shows how national and subnational climate action can go hand in hand.
World's third-largest emitter aims to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050.
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.
The Paris Agreement rulebook will transform the landmark climate treaty from a vision into reality. Will countries finalize it this year, as promised?
Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries adopted the landmark Paris Agreement. COP24 is the critical moment for countries to establish rules for turning the Agreement's vision into reality.
Climate finance is actually on track for the pledged $100 billion, with public support from developed to developing countries reaching $55.7 billion in 2016. Those contributions are also helping mobilize private finance.
There's a large and growing gap between where global greenhouse gas emissions are headed and where they need to be to prevent the worst climate impacts.
The Standing Committee on Finance, an expert body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, released its third Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance. Read a statement from Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Director of the Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute.
This paper discusses options for Climate Vulnerable Forum countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contribution by 2020.