Countries' long-term climate strategies plan out to 2050. How can policymakers deal with uncertainty over this long time horizon? "Stress-testing" with different future scenarios can help.
international climate policy
During this webinar, hear from experts about new guidance and resources for countries on enhancing their national climate commitments next year.
Statement by Andrew Steer, WRI President & CEO, following the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit where 66 countries indicated their intention to enhance the ambition of their climate plans by 2020.
World leaders are gathering New York City for a summit on an urgent challenge that affects every aspect of our lives, from the economy to jobs, security and migration and our health. It is, of course, the climate crisis. National leaders will have three main tasks to accomplish.
Data is a key area where business and governments can collaborate to accelerate climate action. In fact, data transparency can make countries more ambitious about climate action.
Resources for Countries to Enhance National Climate Plans (NDCs) Under the Paris Agreement
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for "bold action and much greater ambition" in fighting climate change. Latin American and Caribbean nations can heed the call by strengthening their national climate plans by 2020 and setting net-zero emissions targets for 2050.
In too many countries, decision-making on climate change rests solely in the hands of a limited set of policymakers and planners. This is a lost opportunity to build awareness, political commitment and accountability for the kind of transformational change needed to get the world on a more sustainable path.
Climate negotiators in Bonn, Germany left with only mixed progress in maintaining the spirit and strengthening the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Here are the highs and lows.
The webinar will focus on identifying opportunities, sharing lessons learned, and articulating options for overcoming challenges to strengthening Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement by 2020. WRI and UNDP will present guidance being developed on NDC enhancement.
Seven important questions about how the new Paris Agreement Rulebook will help countries implement the Paris Agreement are answered.
A new paper from the Project for Advancing Climate Transparency examines how the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework's new requirements have been enhanced, highlights the experiences of countries’ related to transparency, and maps the initiatives and processes designed to support capacity building.
The history of efforts to create global agreements and governance mechanisms on the environment has been uneven.
Under the Paris Agreement, countries' long-term climate strategies are meant to plan into the middle of the century. But we have limited ability to foresee future technology, business, lifestyle and political developments. How can policymakers deal with this uncertainty?
From sustainable fashion to "micromobility," seven stories playing out in 2019 will influence the future of environment and international development.
Statement from Helen Mountford, WRI's Vice President for Global Climate and Economics, following the conclusion of COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
Emissions are still rising when they need to be declining. We are using more oil and gas, and though coal is declining in some places it is surging in others.
World's third-largest emitter aims to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050.
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.