By Robert Bradley. Director of Knowledge and Research, NDC Partnership; and Anne Hammill. Director, NAP Global Network (NAP-GN)
The past two years have seen a cavalcade of targets and plans aimed at putting human development on a more sustainable footing, but meeting human aspirations will mean conquering environmental challenges, above all climate change.
Transportation contributes 23 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and 18 percent of all man-made economy-wide emissions, making transport sector decarbonization critical to slowing climate change.
On November 15 Minister Hakima El Haite of Morocco, Minister Gerd Müller of Germany, Minister Barbara Hendricks of Germany, Climate Champion Laurence Tubiana and others will present at a minister-level event about one of the major outcomes of COP22 -- the launch of a new global partnership dedicated to delivering on the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change and the ambitious Sustainable De
Now that the ground-breaking Paris Agreement on climate change has entered into force, how do countries make good on their national commitments to tackle this global threat? Implementing these national plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs -- will require countries to develop innovative policies, legislative and institutional frameworks, assess what resources they need a
Now that 190 countries have committed to new national climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs -- under the Paris Agreement on climate change, they are looking for ways to convert these commitments into action. The success of the Paris Agreement on climate change depends in large part on whether countries can do this in a coordinated and effective manner.