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.
The European Council will vote later this month on a proposal to go carbon neutral by 2050. The ramifications of the EU's decision will extend far beyond its borders.
Back-to-back September UN summits on climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals offer a strategic opportunity to showcase a leap in ambition. Here are four ways that can happen.
The report identifies a mix of 21 policy levers with which it would be possible to achieve Mexico’s conditional nationally determined contribution (NDC) at an average cost of US$12/ton. The report addresses both current targets, included in Mexico’s unconditional and conditional NDC to the Paris Agreement, as well as a more ambitious long-term target defined by Mexico in the General Climate Change Law in line with a 2°C global warming goal.
This seminar explores challenges, opportunities, and country examples that governments can consider using to ensure they deliver on the 2030 Agenda and the Paris goals.
Multilateral development banks are spending billions of dollars on climate finance. By aligning their entire operations with the Paris Agreement they can maximize the bang for their buck.
Countries, stakeholders and expert institutions have been making submissions to the UNFCCC’s Talanoa Dialogue in preparation for December’s COP24 climate conference.
While virtually all countries have national climate plans, in many cases it’s not clear what effect they’ll have on emissions.
Following one of the worst seasons of extreme weather events in recent history, we are a day away from the world's first virtual climate summit. The November 22 Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit is organized by the 48 countries most vulnerable to climate change, but aims to highlight the urgent need for all countries to enhance their climate ambition.
This paper discusses options for Climate Vulnerable Forum countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contribution by 2020.
China's set to spend hundreds of billions on infrastructure in other countries through its Belt and Road investments. It's said it wants them to be green—here's how they can live up to that ideal.
Leading experts on gender and climate change explore how countries can propel action on climate commitments.
More than 7 million people die prematurely every year due to air pollution. Curbing short-lived climate pollutants like methane and black carbon can help while also reining in global warming.
A new report from world's foremost climate scientists shows the perils of raising global temperatures by more than 1.5°C—extreme weather, coral reef die-off, food insecurity and more. The December UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland is the biggest immediate opportunity for nations to show they're taking the findings seriously.
Two weeks after the publication of the landmark IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, many negotiators and their ministers will gather in Krakow, Poland.
This paper presents a set of options for how targets, policies, and actions on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) can be incorporated in new or updated NDCs to support the achievement of global climate goals and national development objectives.
You could say the heart of the Paris Agreement on climate change are countries’ NDCs, their commitments to mitigate and adapt to climate change. If your heart was underperforming, your doctor might recommend an EKG to monitor it and look for signs of disease.
Countries are joining the restoration movement, and especially the Bonn Challenge. But few have yet aligned their restoration and climate commitments. Doing so would make the planet greener—and the air cleaner—faster.
The technical note discusses the methodology of the Restoration Opportunities Atlas, a first-of-its-kind web-based, accessible platform to support tree-based climate action in India.
There is growing recognition of the strong connections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, which were adopted only three months apart in 2015.