Long-term strategies provide a way for countries to envision strong and sustainable growth—exactly the goal of the G20.
G20 Climate Progress
Whether the world’s twenty largest economies embrace responsible climate action is of critical importance, given they account for roughly 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and global GDP. In this G20 Climate Progress blog series, WRI researchers and partners examine the strides these countries are making and the challenges they have yet to overcome.
As the G20 agenda shows, economic policy is environmental policy. The G20 could advance adaptation, climate policy and sustainable food—here's what to watch.
In 2008, the United Kingdom became the first country to legislate a long-term climate target. That legislation helped the U.K. cut emissions faster than any other G7 nation since.
How could the Trump administration's rollbacks of climate action policies increase greenhouse gas emissions? And how much might action by states, cities and others counteract such an increase?
As Indonesia implements new policies and plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a WRI working paper lays out steps it can take to meet its highest targets.
An uptick in deforestation and other derailments have climate watchers concerned about Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions. But leadership from states, grassroots and civil society suggest the ship will be righted.
An update on the G20's progress towards their climate goals.
As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.
Canada is next in our rundown of G20 countries reducing their carbon emissions.
Mexico is establishing a carbon price in order to reduce its emissions 22 percent below 2000 levels by 2030; 50 percent by 2050. As other countries like China and Singapore pursue similar plans, they can learn from Mexico's progress.
Of its four climate goals, China has already exceeded one, is close to meeting another, and is more than halfway toward achieving the remaining two. This is encouraging progress from the world's largest emitter.