The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding its 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) from November 7-18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are convening to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change that was struck at COP21 in December 2015. COP 22 presents a crucial opportunity to advance implementation of the Agreement, moving us further towards a zero-carbon, climate resilient world with a growing global economy.
Mission and Goals
WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
We organize our work around two critical goals in order to secure a sustainable future:
- Cities and Transport: Improve quality of life in cities by developing and scaling environmentally, socially and economically sustainable urban and transport solutions.
- Climate: Protect communities and natural ecosystems from damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and generate opportunities for people by catalyzing a global transition to a low-carbon economy.
We design solutions for and analyze the two critical goals through the lenses of our two Centers:
- Governance: Empower people and support institutions to foster socially equitable and environmentally sound decision-making.
- Business: Harness the private sector to spur action, innovation, and ambition in support of sustainable development outcomes. We combine research, analysis, tools, and direct engagement with businesses to create solutions that advance environmental sustainability and drive value.