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Blog Posts: Paris Agreement

  • INSIDER: Negotiating Paris Agreement’s Implementation Guidelines at COP23

    A top priority for the Fiji Presidency at COP23 is preparing the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement. These guidelines help put the Paris Agreement into practice and establish how each government will implement its requirements.


  • Turning Point: Which Countries’ GHG Emissions Have Peaked? Which Will in the Future?

    One ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement is for countries to peak emissions -- reach the point when global heat-trapping emissions switch from increasing to decreasing -- as soon as possible. A new WRI paper shows that 57 countries, representing 60 percent of all global emissions, are likely to peak emissions by 2030.


  • 4 Signs to Watch at COP23

    Two years after the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene in Bonn, Germany, on November 6 for the next round of United Nations talks. Here are four signs to watch at these pivotal negotiations.


  • COP22 Jargon Cheat Sheet

    Here’s a COP22 jargon cheat sheet that explains the buzzwords to watch and their implications for curbing climate change.


  • Indonesia to Enter New Climate Chapter as Paris Agreement Is Signed

    “As a country that hosts one of the largest forests in the world, Indonesia has decided to become part of the solution,” marks President Joko Widodo during his speech at COP 21 in Paris last December. ‘Becoming part of the solution’, Indonesia commits to unconditionally reduce its emissions by almost a third (29 percent) against 2030 business-as-usual (BAU) scenario or more (41 percent), provided that international assistance is available. Tomorrow—four months later, the historic Paris Agreement will be signed in New York, marking the world’s sixth largest emitter to start walking the talk.


  • When Could the Paris Agreement Take Effect? Interactive Map Sheds Light

    Today, WRI unveiled the Paris Agreement Tracker. The interactive tool enables people to monitor countries’ progress toward ratifying the Paris Agreement, and allows users to create, share and embed their own combinations for bringing it into force.

    Try it out for yourself.


  • From Commitment to Action: Signs of Progress Since the Paris Climate Talks

    Last December, 196 countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, creating the first universal pact to put the world on a path towards a zero-carbon, resilient future.

    Since then, some concrete steps have been made while examples of substantial progress that took place in 2015 is just now coming to light. Countries, regions, cities and businesses are taking action to move the world in the right direction toward a low-carbon, climate resilient future. With global leaders gathering in New York on April 22 to sign the Paris Agreement, now is a good time to reflect on the changing landscape of the global response to climate change.


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