Stabilizing the global climate is the great challenge of the 21st century. Temperatures have exceeded global averages for 36 consecutive years. The world is already beginning to feel the impacts.
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. Heat waves and drought plague many countries, destroying agriculture, sparking wildfires, and endangering lives. And rising sea levels threaten coastal communities and infrastructure with flooding and storm surge.
But there are approaches and technologies available now to overcome this global challenge. WRI engages businesses, policymakers, and civil society at the local, national, and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.
Our international climate work uses analysis, creative solutions, and partnerships to achieve effective national policies and an ambitious, equitable global climate action agreement. Our U.S. Climate Action initiative produces research-based solutions to help the country cost-effectively reduce its emissions in the short- and long-term. We identify strategies to scale up clean energy and efficiency throughout the world. And we produce transparent climate data and guidance to help businesses, cities, and countries measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions.
Scaling Up Good Adaptation Practices: Building Evidence for Better Adaptation Programming and PolicyEnhancing the climate resilience of vulnerable communities and the adaptive capacities of institutions in India to promote climate compatible development
This has been a year of unsurmountable loss for all of us – several have lost our health, our dear ones, our belongings, our livelihoods and our peace of mind, to a pandemic and a series of natural disasters.