A new report finds that U.S. states, cities and businesses are already on pace to reduce emissions 25% below 2005 levels by 2030, and could cut emissions further just by scaling up existing actions.
Organized by UK COP26 President-Designate and World Resources Institute, this high-level side event at COP25 in Madrid focused on the growing international momentum around net-zero targets, and how this can drive more ambitious national climate action in line with the science and decreasing costs of clean technologies.
Negotiators at COP25 have an opportunity to get countries' national climate action plans onto the same schedule. A common time frame would improve transparency and coordination, and facilitate greater collective ambition.
Power, transport, agriculture and forests account for more than three-fifths of global emissions. We know how to reduce emissions in these areas, and it's now time to put this knowledge into practice.
This paper discusses steps countries can take to incorporate ambitious, relevant, and tangible transportation solutions into enhanced NDCs for communication to UNFCCC by 2020.
This paper discusses practical options for incorporating more ambitious, explicit, and directed actions in the agriculture sector in enhanced NDCs.
This guidance aims to help countries incorporate more ambitious, relevant, and tangible power solutions into enhanced NDCs for communication to the UNFCCC by 2020.
This guide supplements, as a sector module, the overarching guide, Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans by 2020 (Fransen et al. 2019), and will assist countries in enhancing their NDCs with clearer and more tangible forest and land-use sector contents.
Depending on how the international carbon markets rules are structured, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could help countries achieve their climate commitments or let them off the hook. Here’s what you need to know.
This paper discusses the ongoing negotiations about the time frames of nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement, including providing additional reflections and considerations for the ongoing debates.
This working paper provides an overview of the key remaining issues being negotiated under Article 6, which provides for international cooperation through carbon markets. It explains each issue, what Parties disagree on, and what is at stake.
With the COP25 UN Climate Conference in Madrid just days away, there are encouraging signs that a number of countries are ready to enhance their climate commitments next year as envisioned in the Paris Agreement. But will this be enough to put us on the path to a 1.5 degree C world? WRI's 2020 NDC Tracker offers the current state of play.
Countries are announcing plans to submit enhanced and updated national climate commitments and long-term strategies ahead of the 2020 deadline. Track these announcements on Climate Watch.
During this webinar, hear from experts about new guidance and resources for countries on enhancing their national climate commitments next year.
So far, 23 nations have committed to enhance their national climate commitments by 2020. Will others join them at next week's UN Climate Action Summit?
This commentary explores how two critical elements of the Paris Agreement – nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies (LTSs) – relate to one another, and how countries can allocate resources efficiently to develop both in a synergistic manner.
This guidance helps countries structure how to enhance their national climate plans under the Paris Agreement.
This paper examines how policies and technologies will impact China’s non-CO2 GHG emissions under various scenarios. The analysis shows that China’s policy development since 2015 has led to a significantly lower non-CO2 GHG emissions trajectory than expected under policies as of 2015 and there is significant potential to further reduce non-CO2 GHG emissions.
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.
This high-level event is organized at the High-Level Political Forum 2019 in the context of the reviews of SDG 13 on climate change and SDG 10 on inequality reduction. Participants will share ways to better reconcile climate action and social equity. The event will provide recommendations and examples that countries can take up, especially as part of revising their climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - by 2020, and that could support a common narrative and concrete actions for just transitions at the SDG and Climate Summits in September.