NDC Update Report November 2018 – Ambition: Taking a long-term perspective

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this edition is “Ambition”: We look ahead and explore whether governments are ready for the next round of pledges and where support and preparation could focus. Read More

Toward Paris Alignment: How the Multilateral Development Banks Can Better Support the Paris Agreement

This report describes a new Paradigm for Multilateral Development Banks to contribute to the fight against climate change, and provides recommendations on how the MDBs can transition from the current Climate Finance Paradigm to the new Paris Alignment Paradigm. Read More

Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries – Analysis of current climate policies and mitigation commitments: 2018 update

This report provides an overview of projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 25 major emitting countries/regions up to 2030, taking into account the emission trajectories based on current policies and the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Read More

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2018

The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor ranks G20 member states on their current attractiveness as potential destinations for investments in low-carbon electricity infrastructure. It further considers their current and future investment needs in line with a trajectory compatible with the 2°C/1.5°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement. Read More

Increasing climate resilience in the Northern Territory: Harnessing opportunities and mitigating climate risk

This report aims to inform the development of a climate change strategy in the Northern Territory (of Australia). It serves to highlight examples of how the Northern Territory Government can mitigate climate risk and realise the significant opportunities associated with implementing climate solutions. Read More

Operationalising an ‘overall mitigation in global emissions’ under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

A key requirement of the mechanism established by Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement is that it shall aim to deliver an overall mitigation in global emissions. This report identifies and discusses key options for operationalising this concept, leading to distinct recommendations to support the ongoing… Read More

The future role of the Adaptation Fund in the international climate finance architecture

Parties will take important decisions about the future of the Adaptation Fund at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. This paper provides recommendations for those negotiations specifically regarding the Fund’s operating modalities including future mobilization of sources of finance; safeguards; and governance. Read More

Aligning Investments with the Temperature Goal of the Paris Agreement

This working paper assesses how Multilateral Development Banks can support the global temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. It illustrates how the banks could strengthen existing tools to align their portfolios and activities with the globally agreed mitigation goal. Other finance institutions can also profit from many of the approaches included in the paper. Read More

Crediting Forest-related Mitigation under International Carbon Market Mechanisms

This discussion paper explores environmental risks from the inclusion of forest offset credits in the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 and CORSIA, and examines approaches to address such risks. A number of challenges surrounding environmental integrity notably baseline determination, additionality, permanence, and leakage are discussed as well as environmental and social safeguards in forest mitigation initiatives. Read More

Bridging the emissions gap – The role of non-state and subnational actors

This publication is a pre-release version of a chapter in the forthcoming UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2018. It provides an assessment of the role and potential impact of mitigation actions by non-state and subnational actors such as cities, states, regions, companies, investors and foundations. Read More

Climate Opportunity Report: More Jobs, Better Health, Liveable Cities

The Climate Opportunity report investigates the economic, social and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities. A methodology report provides a blueprint for replicating the analysis for other regions and specific urban areas. Read More

Global climate action from cities, regions and businesses

This report is the most comprehensive assessment of these non-state actor commitments to reduce greenhouse gases to date. Key results show that action by cities, states, regions and business can go a long way towards meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, but their actions alone are not enough to hold global temperature increase to well-below 2°C and work towards limiting it to 1.5° C. Read More

Setting the Paris Agreement in Motion: Key Requirements for the Implementing Guidelines

With the December 2018 deadline to operationalize the Paris Agreement looming, climate negotiators are faced with the herculean task of pulling together volumes of draft notes and the disparate views of negotiating blocs into comprehensive implementing guidelines to be adopted later this year. A new paper from the Project for Advancing Climate Transparency provides both an overarching vision and practical suggestions for what should be included in the main pillars of the implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement.  Read More

Tunisia: Derisking Renewable Energy Investment 2018

The objective of this study is to analyse the most cost-effective public derisking measures to promote private sector investment in large-scale wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) in Tunisia. The study performs a quantitative, investment-risk informed modelling analysis. Modelling data has been obtained from structured interviews with private sector investors and developers. Read More