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.
On the sidelines of COP24, a group of high-level representatives from fourteen G20 countries gathered in Katowice to discuss their vision for ambitious action to develop and implement long-term climate strategies.
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.
Scientists say that global emissions must reach net-zero by mid-century to avoid the worst climate disasters. While G20 countries produce 75 percent of world's emissions, only a small handful have a plan for reducing them between now and 2050.
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.
U.S. businesses and investors want the government to have a hand in shaping the disclosure of climate risks.
When G20 leaders meet in Hamburg this week, they have an opportunity and responsibility to send a clear message that the Trump administration's position on the Paris Agreement -- and the idea that economic growth and action on climate are at odds -- is simply wrong.
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Washington next week for her first meeting with President Donald Trump since his inauguration, she has made clear she intends to raise the issue of climate change. Her voice would join a rising chorus of global leaders who favor the Paris Agreement.
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.
Leading U.S. and international experts on the call will share perspectives on how climate and energy issues are likely to manifest in Merkel’s meeting with Trump, including security, migration and economic growth.
This working paper analyzes the varied greenhouse gas reduction targets of the G20 countries, including China, the United States, India, the European Union, and Brazil, to name a few. It translates countries’ targets into a common metric of absolute emissions levels in 2020, 2025, and 2030 and presents them visually to increase the clarity of countries’ proposed emissions limits.
The G20 Hamburg Summit in July will be the first time that President Trump meets fellow G20 leaders in a group setting. The newly released summit agenda is a reminder that the new president’s campaign promises and early appointments could put him at odds with prior G20 commitments.