Posts tagged with 'sub-national actors'

  • How can business contribute to climate targets in a profitable way?

    Making the Paris Agreement a reality The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is a multi-faced animal. On the one hand, there are the formal negotiations where, since this year, details of the implementation of the Paris Agreement are discussed in seemingly endless meetings resulting in slow progress on the key items conferred. This ...
    Posted 22-11-2016 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • FASTER principles for a successful economic transformation

    In the run-up to Paris 2015, Rolf de Vos examines efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. The World Bank Group and the OECD, with support from IMF, are stepping up efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. “Nothing short of an economic tra...
    Posted 30-09-2015 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • From what and why to how: Next steps in non-state climate action

    Interest has grown considerably in the field of non-state climate action, largely because there is a lot to gain. Efforts in tracking, analysing and quantifying these initiatives have been growing in number as researchers and climate actors continue to look for ways to bridge the emissions gap cause...
    Posted 02-09-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • We need INDCs from industry too!

    Countries across the world are making climate pledges for 2030 through their INDCs (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions). Why can’t industrial sectors do the same? Industries are afraid that climate measures will hurt their international competitiveness, but this problem could be avoided if...
    Posted 01-09-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1
  • Non-state actors account for growing share of emission reductions

    International climate initiatives by non-state actors account for roughly half of the emission reductions pledged by governments, according to our recent assessment for UNEP. Cities and regions provide the larger part of these efforts, companies about a quarter. That is not yet enough to bridge the ...
    Posted 13-07-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Is it time to devolve climate change policy making?

    Too often, when designing and implementing national strategy and policy such as Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) or Nationally-Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), the efforts of national and sub-national actors are not well aligned. Barriers such as poor communication, lack of incenti...
    Posted 02-10-2013 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 1