All pages with keywords: UNFCCC

Shining the spotlight on human rights at COP24 and beyond

a commentary by Joana Setzer, Annalisa Savaresi, Rebecca Byrnes 5 December, 2018

As the implementation guidelines to the Paris Agreement are negotiated at COP24, this commentary asks whether and to what extent they will include human rights language, and reviews examples from around the world of how human rights issues are gaining more prominence in relation to climate action. read more »


Pre-2020 Ambition on Climate Change

Pre-2020 Ambition on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Dimitri Zenghelis 31 October, 2018

This policy brief aims to assist negotiators, policy experts, and civil society in navigating the discussions on pre-2020 ambition towards a constructive and effective deliberation. It is based on a … read more »


Quantifying ambitions: how do countries’ domestic climate change targets align with their commitments to the Paris Agreement?

a commentary by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan, Georgina Kyriacou 29 October, 2018

To feed into the Talanoa Dialogue, the Grantham Research Institute and the World Resources Institute have been taking stock of the quantified climate targets set by different Parties to the Paris Agreement. read more »


Paris-compatible governance: Lessons from legislating on climate change in Europe

Paris-compatible governance: Lessons from legislating on climate change in Europe

Seminar Alina Averchenkova 4 May 2018

UNFCCC Side Event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference  with live stream (Please note event times are Central European Time) This side event, presented jointly by the Grantham Research Institute … read more »


Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »


Credible implementation of the Paris Agreement: Input to the Talanoa Dialogue

Credible implementation of the Paris Agreement: Input to the Talanoa Dialogue

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Joana Setzer 5 April, 2018

This submission to the Talanoa Dialogue covers themes of climate legislation, institutions and governance, and the credibility of climate change commitments. read more »


Low carbon economy: What role for legislators?

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova 16 November, 2017

Presentation given at the Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn (Germany), 12 November 2017. The meeting was organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament … read more »


Climate change: from challenge to opportunity – video

Public Lecture Nicholas Stern, Sam Fankhauser 23 Feb 2017

In conversation with Patricia Espinosa, hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.   Following its adoption … read more »


Effective and geographically balanced? An output based assessment of non-state climate actions

Effective and geographically balanced? An output based assessment of non-state climate actions

a research article by Sander Chan, Robert Falkner, Matthew Goldberg, Harro van Asselt 21 November, 2016

Climate actions by non-state and subnational actors are an important complement to the multilateral climate regime and the associated contributions made by national governments. Although such actions hold much potential, … read more »


Nicholas Stern responds to news that Christiana Figueres will step down from UNFCCC role

Press release 19 February, 2016

Responding to the announcement today (17 December 2015) that Christiana Figueres will step down from her role as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nicholas Stern, Chair … read more »