Climate Change Mitigation
By implementing progressive low-emission development strategies that promote integrated clean energy solutions and broader sustainable development objectives, we can move towards climate change mitigation which requires a shift to low-carbon development.
Our experts help policy-makers identify and prioritize options for reducing emissions, such as through developing clean and renewable energy systems. We also support developing countries in identifying and accessing financing for low-carbon development. We do this by developing roadmaps for reform, engaging proactively with policy-makers and the stakeholders they engage with, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of policy options for energy and carbon mitigation, and identifying means of implementation.
The State of Global Environmental Governance 2019
A global team of reporters points to the successes, shortcomings and overall trends in international environmental negotiations in 2019.Read More
Canada's Federal Fossil Fuel Subsidies in 2020
Federal fossil fuel subsidies in Canada reached at least CAD 600 million in 2019, but more transparency is needed from government to understand the full picture.Read More
Leveraging Payments for Ecosystem Services: Poplar River First Nation leads the way with innovative conservation
Poplar River First Nation (PRFN) has been working for years on management planning for its traditional territory. A critical next step is for the community to develop third-party partnerships to pursue payments for ecosystem services (PES). Through PES, PRFN's forest management strategies can better contribute to community and regional socioeconomic and environmental well-being.Read More
Health Co-Benefits from NDC Implementation in China
This report summarizes the policy efforts that the country is undertaking to meet its NDC targets and the related expected health co-benefits, based on recent scientific literature. It compares public budget allocations to health, climate change-related measures and subsidies to fossil fuels.Read More
Current Status of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs)
This commentary highlights the current status of negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement heading into COP 25.Read More
The Production Gap: The discrepancy between countries’ planned fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C
This report aims to expand that discourse and provide a metric for assessing how far the world is from production levels that are consistent with global climate goals.Read More
Locked In and Losing Out: British Columbia’s fossil fuel subsidies
British Columbia's fossil fuel subsidies reached CAD 830 million in 2017–2018, and new subsidies continue to be introduced. This report identifies provincial subsidies and calls on the province to undertake subsidy reform.Read More
Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?
Thousands of people, youth especially, are calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change.Read More
Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change
Costa Rica, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway launched an initiative that firmly melds trade and climate change together.Read More
Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action
To get where we need to on climate action, we need to do a lot of things. Here’s what we don’t need to do.Read More