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.
The Trump administration submitted a formal request to the United Nations to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The process of withdrawal takes one year, which means the United States will be out of the Paris Agreement on November 4, 2020. The U.S. could re-enter the Agreement within 30 days of a request to the United Nations. Read on for a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
U.S. states, cities and businesses are an essential part of the response to the global climate crisis – and their role is ever more crucial as the Trump administration moves to pull the United States from the historic Paris Agreement.
This webinar sets out the diversity of M&E approaches of major climate funds and national frameworks to draw lessons for aligning country systems and fund-level results frameworks in order to assess adaptation success more effectively.
Countries' long-term climate strategies plan out to 2050. How can policymakers deal with uncertainty over this long time horizon? "Stress-testing" with different future scenarios can help.
The purpose of this guide is to provide anyone actively restoring land with a comprehensive system to measure their progress based on choices and goals tailored to their needs.Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WRI, It is designed to be a supportive starting point to help users focus on a specific landscape context, considering goals, constraints, priorities, targets, indicators, metrics, indexes, and data.
This guide explains in clear, non-technical language the key outstanding policy issues the Green Climate Fund will need to decide on. It is aimed at all GCF stakeholders to be an educational tool, an introduction to key issues, and a reference guide.
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 guidance helps countries structure how to enhance their national climate plans under the Paris Agreement.
More and more countries are setting goals to reach net-zero emissions. Here we unpack what "net-zero emissions" really means, and why these goals are important.
Take a look at the events WRI will participate in during The United Nations' Climate Action Summit 2019.
During this webinar, participants will hear real-world examples of governance arrangements for developing and implementing long-term, low-emissions development strategies and learn about new research that explores country experience.
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.
Climate negotiators in Bonn, Germany left with only mixed progress in maintaining the spirit and strengthening the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Here are the highs and lows.
Fewer than a dozen national climate plans include measures to reduce food loss and waste. That's a problem—if food loss and waste were its own country, it would be world's third-largest emitter.
Now that the Paris Rulebook is finalized, it's time for work to begin on issues like verification, finance and loss & damage.
Seven important questions about how the new Paris Agreement Rulebook will help countries implement the Paris Agreement are answered.
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.
WRI President and CEO Dr. Andrew Steer recently joined the IMF Podcast to explore ways fiscal policies can help countries implement climate strategies. The big takeaway: Done smartly, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions will actually benefit the economy.
WRI is organizing a press call featuring high-level experts to reflect on how Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement two years ago has impacted climate action in the United States and around the world.