The climate mitigation potential of forests is immense. To help prepare for next year's Global Stocktake of NDCs, new publications by the Climate and Land Use Alliance clarify the way forests are counted under UNFCCC rules.
Supporting national governments with tools and resources to track progress toward meeting their national climate commitments and to strengthen climate action.
A new WRI examination of 44 countries' national reviews of progress on the SDGs shows that most recognize the powerful links between building sustainable development and tackling climate change.
An uptick in deforestation and other derailments have climate watchers concerned about Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions. But leadership from states, grassroots and civil society suggest the ship will be righted.
An update on the G20's progress towards their climate goals.
Bonn climate negotiations got underway, President Trump delayed his decision on whether the United States would stay in the Paris Agreement and the Arctic Council recognized climate change as an urgent threat.
As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.
Canada is next in our rundown of G20 countries reducing their carbon emissions.
What's true for sports is true for tackling climate change: to make things happen, you have to agree on the rules of the game. Climate negotiators seeing in Bonn this month will be working to do just that to translate the vision of the Paris Agreement into action.
Mexico is establishing a carbon price in order to reduce its emissions 22 percent below 2000 levels by 2030; 50 percent by 2050. As other countries like China and Singapore pursue similar plans, they can learn from Mexico's progress.
The combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes and expanding cities will see demand for water rising exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain due to climate change.
Of its four climate goals, China has already exceeded one, is close to meeting another, and is more than halfway toward achieving the remaining two. This is encouraging progress from the world's largest emitter.
The climate and open government communities have historically worked in silos. That arrangement can't continue if countries are to successfully implement their national climate plans under the Paris Agreement.
The NDC Partnership, launched at COP22 last week, provides a platform for countries to accelerate their climate commitments into action.
Now that the ground-breaking Paris Agreement on climate change has entered into force, how do countries make good on their national commitments to tackle this global threat? Such a monumental task will take more than a business-as-usual approach.
Now that 190 countries have committed to new national climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs -- under the Paris Agreement on climate change, they are looking for ways to convert these commitments into action.
The "Facilitative Dialogue" is one of the most important conversations to be had at COP22 in Marrakech.
Mexico committed to reduce its emissions 22 percent by 2030. New WRI research outlines how the country can get there--and save billions doing it.
A panel of Ministers and private sector leaders will discuss how to accelerate the financing and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions to support climate, growth and development.
All G20 countries have taken action over the past year to advance their emissions-reduction goals, and there's strong potential for some to go even further. New analysis from WRI's Open Climate Network identifies trends and pathways for countries to implement their national climate plans.