International ClimateWRIs work to build an international enabling environment for climate compatibledevelopment
Our Goal to 2015 By 2015, the basis for global collective action on climate change is transformed, taking form in an ambitious international agreement that commits countries to go toward a near-zero- carbon and climate-resilient global economy.
Our Strategy Our Goal is advanced through three projects Blueprint OC 2015 N CAI T International Climate Strategy Convenin Communication g s Sound AnalysisThese projects build on WRIs core strengths
Blueprint 2015Building the Rules looks at waysto strengthen the institutional Three pillarfoundations for climate compatible strategydevelopment within the UNFCCCBuilding the Incentives explores Incentivesthe economic conditions that create Regimesan enabling environment for low Rulescarbon development. Work focuseson climate finance, innovation andrenewable energyBuilding the Regime examinesthe interface between climate andother parts of the multi-lateral systemincluding development, trade andrights.
The Open Climate Network Policy Assessments underway in 10 countries Finance Assessments underway in 3 countriesOCN aims to increase transparency and access to information related to mitigationmeasures and climate finance; promote a “ race to the top,” among countries as theyimplement low-carbon strategies; and facilitate the enhanced engagement of civil society,government, and the private sector, in national debates around low-carbon growth.
Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) CAIT is the Web’s leading, ‘one-stop’ online database providing a comprehensive and comparable database of GHG data for over 185 countries. With powerful charting and graphing capabilities, CAIT can be used by decision-makers to analyze climate-related data questions and to help support future policy decisions made under the UNFCCC
Our OutcomesThe Durban Outcomes open a new phase in international negotiations withpotentially significant implications for efforts to stabilize the global climate basedon political economy analysis prepared by WRI throughout 2011In a significant break from past practice, new detailed MRV guidelinesadopted in Durban will ensure that the GHG emissions, commitments and actionsof developed and developing countries are reported and reviewed frequently. WRIanalysis and outreach shaped this outcomeGermany and the UK are improving the transparency of information on their‘fast-start’ climate finance based on WRIs “Seven Elements DevelopedCountries should include in their ‘Fast-Start’ Climate Finance Reports,” fromApril 2011.
Moving ForwardGenerating greater urgency andambitionRe-thinking equity and climatejusticeRenewed focus on Leadership andIncentives