Adaptation Affects the Value of Everything

REPORT FROM THE 2019 V20 MINISTERIAL DIALOGUE ON ADAPTATION Vulnerabilities driven by climate change are affecting people across our global community, in diverse ways, but increasingly as part of their everyday experience. The V20 Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation, held at World Bank Headquarters earlier this month, addressed the need to accelerate adaptation, reduce vulnerability, and … Continue reading Adaptation Affects the Value of Everything

Bipartisan carbon fee and dividend bill now before U.S. Congress

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act puts a price on carbon-emitting fuels, at the source, and delivers all revenues to households as monthly dividends. With a steadily rising fee and steadily rising dividends, the plan sends a clear, predictable price signal to producers and is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 90 percent by … Continue reading Bipartisan carbon fee and dividend bill now before U.S. Congress

Katowice sets standards for accelerated climate action

The COP24 in Katowice, Poland, was an opportunity to design and activate a global process to secure human liberty and prosperity. While it was not a meeting to solve all problems at once or to end climate change today, the defined outcome — the Katowice Climate Package [PDF] — provides some clear guidelines for nations … Continue reading Katowice sets standards for accelerated climate action

Accelerate Adaptation to Transcend Crisis

Global Commission on Adaptation launches today, with a high-level event and stakeholder dialogue at The Hague. The IPCC has issued its Special Report on the science of keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The IPCC report, which was requested by all 195 countries at the 2015 Paris climate negotiations, makes clear: We are … Continue reading Accelerate Adaptation to Transcend Crisis

Highest Value Climate Action is Economy-wide

The global crisis in climate disruption is deepening. Droughts, floods, storms, and wildfires are taking an increasing toll on human beings, straining vital ecosystems, and putting food and water supplies at risk. The Paris Agreement outlines a global collaborative “race to the top”, where nations support each other’s success and innovate as rapidly as possible … Continue reading Highest Value Climate Action is Economy-wide

Talanoa Dialogue builds trust to raise ambition

The Talanoa Dialogue is an historic breakthrough for the UN climate negotiations, and also for defining the shape of the global civic space. Recognizing that the Paris Agreement mandate to 195 national governments to facilitate each other’s raising of ambition in 2018 would require vast amounts of new information, Fiji’s COP23 presidency called for a … Continue reading Talanoa Dialogue builds trust to raise ambition