Drawing on experience in 11 countries and the European Union, this paper provides core elements and concrete examples for jointly advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and climate actions under the Paris Agreement. Five key challenges are explored: coordinating institutions, aligning national climate and SDG-relevant targets, mainstreaming both set of goals into policy planning, optimizing financial resources, and building mutually reinforcing monitoring and reporting frameworks.
Countries should integrate sustainable development into their climate planning.
Learn how to explore economic and emissions scenarios to identify opportunities for delivering on countries’ sustainable development and climate goals.
The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion to the global economy every year. But there's another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change.
From phasing out coal to banning oil drilling, several nations stepped up their climate action this year. A new timeline tracks climate announcements.
As countries formalize their climate action plans, some are shifting to more stringent targets, increasing transparency, and reflecting recent developments in knowledge and technology. Some countries, however, have lowered their ambition or made tweaks that make their commitment less clear.
Promote NDC financing by identifying key capacity bottlenecks developing products designed at loosening those constraints.
This paper analyzes India’s climate change mitigation goals to enhance understanding, evaluate implementation progress, and identify opportunities for enhancing ambition.
To address climate change, business leaders will ultimately need more supportive policies from governments. Here's how the two can work together.
To help decision-makers integrate the aims of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new Climate Watch tool finds links between countries' climate action commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This paper outlines a menu of options for enhancing NDCs by 2020 pursuant to the Paris Agreement. The menu includes options for enhancing the level of mitigation ambition of the NDC, elaborating or updating the adaptation content of an NDC, adding measures or actions to strengthening implementation and improving the clarity, transparency and understanding of the NDC.
The Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change by having countries review and strengthen their climate commitments over time. Starting next year, Parties to the agreement will be able to communicate their updated climate commitments. Here are four reasons why they should do just that.
At the 2015 international climate summit in Paris, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed to design and adopt the rules and procedures that will guide countries in me
This COP is expected to be the most cities-focused yet. But for cities to make good on their potential to address climate change, they need coordinated support from national and international leaders. Here's how they can help.
This paper assesses when countries’ emissions have peaked or whether they have a commitment that implies an emissions peak in the future.
One ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement is for countries to peak emissions -- reach the point when global heat-trapping emissions switch from increasing to decreasing -- as soon as possible. A new WRI paper shows that 57 countries, representing 60 percent of all global emissions, are likely to peak emissions by 2030.
As Indonesia implements new policies and plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a WRI working paper lays out steps it can take to meet its highest targets.
The NDC Partnership's new Toolbox Navigator offers a wealth of tools and resources for practitioners, all aimed at realizing climate goals.
Six countries -- Benin, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and the United States -- have already shared their long-term strategies for long-term climate action. They offer some lessons for other countries that are about to do the same.
As Brazilian President Michel Temer fought for his political life over the past three months, he sought support from powerful interests to keep from being impeached. His efforts paid off, but this victory for the president brought a threat to his nation’s indigenous peoples and to Brazil’s climate commitments under the Paris Agreement.