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.
Now that the Paris Rulebook is finalized, it's time for work to begin on issues like verification, finance and loss & damage.
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.
The Paris Agreement told us "what to do": achieve a carbon-neutral and resilient world by mid-century. The guidelines for implementing the Agreement that were adopted at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24), in Katowice, Poland, detailed "how" we might get there.
Steep reductions in carbon emissions will be critical to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change, but that won’t be enough. Capturing and storing carbon already in the air must be part of our climate strategy in the United States and around the world.
Just a week before countries meet once again to discuss efforts to address global climate change, join WRI for a discussion on the importance of and expectations from COP24.
President Trump announced one year ago that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, other countries and U.S. states, cities and businesses have moved forward with climate action.
Negotiators made progress in a number of areas at the latest UN climate talks, which wrapped on May 10, but an overburdened agenda left them with a lot more ground to cover before the big climate summit (COP24) in Poland this December.
With the launch of the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue in January, countries are now embarking on the first global assessment of efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change. These "global stocktakes" are a core part of the Agreement's five-year cycles to ramp up ambition and action.
Toxic air pollution. Plastic-filled oceans. Sucking carbon from the skies. These are just a few of the stories that will shape 2018's legacy.
This week's climate conference in Bonn highlights the importance of sub-national actors in meeting global climate goals. But how can we measure success from these new players? The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy offers a new common framework for reporting greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy, waste and buildings.
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 annual Emissions Gap Report looks at the difference between the emissions reductions countries have promised and those needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Bottom line? The gap is considerable.
The Trump administration's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan is based on flawed analysis that understates the plan's benefits, part of this administration's unfortunate pattern of dismantling sensible policies and rejecting the underlying science of climate change.
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.
The latest round of climate negotiations concluded in Bonn, Germany today. Negotiators made important progress on fleshing out an outline for guidelines that will help turn the Paris Agreement into action on the ground.
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.
Next week's climate meeting in Bonn starts the countdown for implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2018. Here's what to watch for.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's People's Climate Movement march. It's a good moment to reflect on the facts—what we know about climate change today, and what impacts we can expect in the future.
As senior advisers converge on the White House, here are five huge reasons President Trump should keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.