WRI Launches Interactive Platform to Support Action on Climate, SDGs
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The Climate Watch platform covers a variety of data, including current and historic GHG emissions, future emissions scenarios, the SDGs and country progress on meeting climate pledges, as well as information on climate risk and vulnerability.

It includes data and visualizations on all countries’ GHG emissions, a database of all countries’ NDCs, and mapping of linkages between NDCs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the SDGs and associated targets.

31 October 2017: The World Resources Institute (WRI) has launched ‘Climate Watch,’ an interactive platform providing data and visualizations on countries’ efforts towards achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The platform covers a variety of data, including current and historic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, future emissions scenarios, the SDGs and country progress on meeting climate pledges, as well as information on climate risk and vulnerability. Climate Watch includes: data and visualizations on all countries’ GHG emissions; a database of all countries’ NDCs; mapping of linkages between NDCs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the SDGs and associated targets; data and visuals of major emitting countries’ emissions scenario pathways; national and sectoral profile pages on climate progress, risks and vulnerabilities; and downloadable data that can be customized and shared through My Climate Watch.

Climate commitments listed in countries’ NDCs are in line with 154 of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

According to WRI research, climate commitments listed in countries’ NDCs are in line with 154 of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The greatest alignment is found in the sectors of energy, forest, land use and agriculture, but opportunities exist across all 17 SDGs, including health, transport and education.

The Climate Watch emission scenarios tool can help help policymakers and researchers determine the most economically advantageous ways to deliver their climate plans and collectively meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The platform is managed by WRI in collaboration with partners, including NDC Partnership, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the German Development Institute (DIE), UN Climate Change and the World Bank. It is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Google, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

WRI will introduce the platform during the UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017. [Climate Watch] [WRI Press Release] [NDC Partnership Initiatives] [WRI’s COP 23 Events Webpage]


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