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.
One of the topics negotiators will focus on at the COP25 climate conference is capacity-building: equipping all countries with the tools they need to tackle climate change.
By signing the Paris Agreement, countries agreed on long-term goals backed by national plans that are collectively reviewed every five years. Think of it as a regular check-up for global climate action.
As leaders gather in Madrid for COP25, a can-do approach will be needed to inspire solutions for the climate challenge. These are the four priorities for the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference.
COP25, hosted by Chile, is an opportunity to advance the Paris Agreement and galvanize global climate action. Countries are expected to send signals that they will enhance their national climate commitments in 2020. WRI’s staff and experts will be on the ground to monitor progress and encourage action.
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.
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.