Developed countries have collectively pledged USD 30 billion from 2010-2012 to support developing countries’ climate efforts. This pledge, known as “fast-start finance,” was initially made in Copenhagen in 2009, and reiterated in the 2010 Cancun Agreements.
Negotiators are now figuring out the details that will turn the Cancun Agreements into something that makes a difference on the ground.
Jennifer Morgan and our team of climate experts look back on the keys to progress in Cancun, and analyze the major decisions.
Reporting and reviewing financial information has become an increasingly urgent issue in the international climate negotiations.
This paper addresses accounting rules relating to developed country, or Annex I, emissions reduction pledges for a post-2012 climate policy under discussion in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) negotiations trac
The following is a summary of Party submissions to the AWG-LCA from April 2010 through November 2010 (it does not include country submissions on the Copenhagen Accord). These tables summarize
WRI Climate Director Jennifer Morgan reviews the “crunch issues” that negotiators will have to address in Cancun.
This paper was informed from an expert group meeting held at Columbia University, New York, on March 31, 2010.
Where things stand after the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, and the key steps to ensure progress in Cancun.
Testimony Of Deborah Seligsohn
Senior Advisor, China Climate and Energy Program
World Resources Institute
Hearing Before The Congressional-Executive Commission on China
As the UNFCCC prepares for its next formal meeting, questions about the Copenhagen Accord’s status remain.
Updates on the latest country pledges -- will they be enough?
Significant commitments to reduce developed country greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) will be central to the realization of the Copenhagen Accord.
The role of finance in an international post-2012 climate change agreement cannot be overstated.
The attached table summarizes the GHG reduction pledges of 13 non-Annex1 countries, organized by type of pledge.
WRI identifies key elements for a successful and possible outcome in Copenhagen.
Climate change is a global issue that requires action from all countries. As the U.S. Congress develops a domestic climate and energy package, the United States seeks assurance that other countries will also act and a means to track the progress of commitments by verifying that actions have been implemented.
The world’s governments may be negotiating the most important treaty in modern history: a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) that may determine whether humanity can successfully reduce anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases and