Global Warming Initiatives

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The main international agreement in this area is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The World Resource Institute lists multiple Global Warming Initiatives on their website including:

- ACT 2015: ACT 2015 developed a proposal for how to design a new international climate agreement that could catalyze climate action and move the world onto a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway. That proposal helped to inform the Paris Agreement. (see more information here)
- Adaptation Finance: Reducing the vulnerability of local communities exposed to climate change by increasing the volume and effectiveness of finance directed towards adaptation. (see more information here)
- African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100): Africa restoring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 (see more information here)
- Aqueduct: Measuring, mapping and understanding water risks around the globe. (see more information here)
- Better Buying Lab: A new initiative to research and scale cutting-edge strategies that enable consumers to choose more sustainable foods (see more information here)
- Brazilian Business and Ecosystem Services Partnership: A platform for Brazilian companies to proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their companies’ dependence and impact on ecosystems. (see more information here)
- Building Efficiency Initiative: Accelerated building efficiency action in cities around the world (see more information here)
- CAIT Climate Data Explorer: CAIT provides free access to comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets, as well as other climate-relevant indicators, to enable analysis on a wide range of climate-related data questions. (see more information here)
- Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS): WRI provides strategic advice on the development of best practices, regulations, and standards for CCS and participates in the development of national and international strategies for CCS deployment, consistent with environmental and social integrity. (see more information here)
- Champions 12.3: A coalition of executives dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030 (see more information here)
- Charge: Collaborations to deliver affordable clean energy (see more information here)
- ChinaFAQs: The Network for China's Climate and Energy Information (see more information here)
- Climate Equity: Working toward an equitable and ambitious international climate agreement in 2015 that is informed by science, considers the specific needs of the most vulnerable populations, and catalyzes sustainable development. (see more information here)
- Climate Finance: Stabilizing the global climate is one of the most urgent challenges in coming decades. Our warming world affects all people and ecosystems, particularly the poor who already suffer disproportionately from climate-change impacts. (see more information here)
- Coastal Capital: Economic Valuation of Coastal Ecosystems in the Caribbean: Supporting the sustainable management of coastal ecosystems by quantifying their economic value. (see more information here)
- Congo Basin Forest Atlases: The Forest Atlas is a dynamic tool that helps decision-makers in the region achieve sustainable management of forest resources through strengthened land use planning and monitoring. (see more information here)
- EarthTrends: Environmental Information: Note: The Earthtrends website is no longer available. (see more information here)
- Electricity Governance Initiative: A unique network of civil society organizations dedicated to promoting transparent, inclusive and accountable decision-making in the electricity sector. (see more information here)
- EMBARQ: EMBARQ catalyzes and helps implement environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable urban mobility solutions to improve quality of life in cities. (see more information here)
- Emerging Actors in Development Finance: The landscape of development finance is rapidly changing. (see more information here)
- Energy Access: Accelerating access to affordable, reliable, clean energy (see more information here)
- Environmental Democracy Index: A right to know, a right to be heard, a right to access justice. (see more information here)
- Eutrophication and Hypoxia: Mapping, sharing data, and growing awareness on eutrophication and hypoxia around the globe. (see more information here)
- Food Loss & Waste Protocol: Addressing the challenges of quantifying food loss and waste (see more information here)
- Forest Legality Initiative: Reducing illegal logging by supporting the supply and procurement of legal and sustainable forest products (see more information here)
- Forests and Landscapes in Indonesia: Data-driven analysis to support government and civil society actions for effective and equitable land-use in Indonesia. (see more information here)
- Gender: Advancing gender equality through and for sustainable development. (see more information here)
- Getting Serious About Carbon Pricing: Putting a price on carbon can be an effective policy to spur innovation, create lasting economic growth, and help the United States achieve its carbon reduction goals. (see more information here)
- Global Forest Watch: A dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. (see more information here)
- Global Restoration Initiative: Inspiring, enabling and mobilizing action to restore vitality to degraded landscapes and forests around the globe. (see more information here)
- Green Power Market Development Group: Europe (GPMDG-EU): The Green Power Market Development Group advanced a clean energy future by developing 1,000 megawatts of cost-competitive green power from 2000-2010. (see more information here)
- Greenhouse Gas Protocol: Standards and tools for companies and organizations to manage their GHG emissions and become more efficient, resilient, and prosperous. (see more information here)
- Habitat III: An opportunity for the global community to come together to set the agenda for sustainable, equitable and prosperous cities of the future (see more information here)
- India Greenhouse Gas Program: India’s GHG Program is an industry-led voluntary framework aiming to help Indian companies monitor progress towards measurement and management of GHG emissions using tools and methodologies from WRI’s GHG Protocol. (see more information here)
- Initiative 20x20: Bringing 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean into restoration by 2020. (see more information here)
- International Climate Action: The International Climate Action Initiative uses analysis, innovation and partnerships to achieve effective national policies and ambitious, equitable international climate action (see more information here)
- International Low-Carbon Clubs: WRI’s analysis and outreach supports the development of transformational low-carbon clubs—smaller groups of countries serious about combating climate change—that will drive emissions reductions and complement the multilateral UN climate regime. (see more information here)
- Land and Resource Rights: WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project aims to ensure that rural people and the urban poor have secure rights over their land and natural resources. (see more information here)
- Measurement and Performance Tracking in Developing Countries: Building the capacity of developing countries to effectively track progress toward meeting domestic climate, energy, and development goals. (see more information here)
- Natural Infrastructure for Water: We seek to catalyze a global movement to enhance water security and bolster economic development through landscape conservation, restoration, and sustainable management. (see more information here)
- NDC Partnership: The NDC Partnership is a global initiative to help countries achieve their national climate commitments and ensure financial and technical assistance is delivered as efficiently as possible. (see more information here)
- New Restoration Economy: Delivering environmental and financial returns through restoration. (see more information here)
- New Ventures: New Ventures supports business solutions to the challenges of sustainable development by accelerating the growth of environmental enterprise in emerging markets. (see more information here)
- NextBillion: Development Through Enterprise: Development Through Enterprise catalyzes sustainable economic growth by identifying market opportunities and business models that meet the needs of underserved communities in emerging economies. (see more information here)
- Open Book: Enhancing the transparency of countries’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (see more information here)
- Open Climate Network: Bringing together independent research institutes and civil society groups from key countries around the world to monitor national progress on climate change policy. (see more information here)
- Open Government Partnership: Promoting citizen-centered governance by increasing civic participation, improving transparency and strengthening accountability (see more information here)
- Parceria Empresarial pelos Serviços Ecossistêmicos: Uma plataforma para as empresas brasileiras desenvolverem estratégias para gerenciar riscos e oportunidades decorrentes da dependência e do impacto de suas empresas sobre os ecossistemas. (see more information here)
- Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP): Enabling collective action to manage climate risks (see more information here)
- Post-2015 Development Agenda: Helping the global community to forge a transformative and inclusive global sustainable development agenda by 2015. (see more information here)
- Power Almanac of the American Midwest: An interactive tool designed to allow the user to flexibly and dynamically explore the region’s electric resources, opportunities, and challenges. (see more information here)
- Powering America Forward Under the New U.S. Administration: WRI offers analysis and insights on how U.S. leaders can achieve a stronger, cleaner economy that benefits all Americans. (see more information here)
- Re-Greening: Supporting low-cost innovations in tree, land and water management for improved food security, poverty reduction and climate resilience. (see more information here)
- Reefs at Risk: Raising awareness of threats to coral reefs and providing information and tools to manage coastal habitats more effectively. (see more information here)
- Scaling Adaptation: Spreading good adaptation practices to achieve adaptation success at scale. (see more information here)
- Science Based Targets Initiative: Smart companies understand the risks posed by climate change and demonstrate leadership by setting science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets. (see more information here)
- Shale Gas: With shale gas production changing the global energy picture, WRI analysis is helping to clarify the challenges and opportunities of this complex energy source. (see more information here)
- Southern Forests for the Future: Raising awareness of the threats facing the forests of the southern United States and laying the foundation to promote their conservation and sustainable management. (see more information here)
- Sustainable Investing Initiative: Advancing sustainable investment practices in the mainstream investor marketplace through tailored data, research, and peer-to-peer learning. (see more information here)
- The Access Initiative (TAI): Ensuring that citizens have the right and ability to influence decisions about their natural resources. (see more information here)
- The Governance of Forests Initiative: Strengthening land use laws and practices that impact forests to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and increase communities’ rights to natural resources. (see more information here)
- The New Climate Economy: Bringing together some of the world’s foremost economic experts to contribute to the global debate about climate change and economic policy, and to inform government, business and investment decisions. (see more information here)
- Tools, Reporting, and Analysis for Climate (TRAC): TRAC provides standards, tools, data, and analysis for use by countries, cities, and companies as the foundation for large-scale emissions reductions. (see more information here)
- Tracking Adaptation Success: Providing practical solutions for tracking the progress of adaptation initiatives in the context of sustainable development. (see more information here)
- U.S. Climate Impacts: Building support for climate change action by ensuring policy makers, media and citizens are aware of local U.S. climate impacts. (see more information here)
- U.S. Climate Initiative: Providing support for achieving emission reductions and analysis on how leaders can achieve a stronger, cleaner economy (see more information here)
- Urban Climate Resilience: Building urban resilience to climate change by helping cities address their climate risks and vulnerabilities. (see more information here)
- Urban Community Resilience Assessment: Enabling cities to integrate individual and community capacities into broader urban resilience assessments (see more information here)
- Water Quality Targeting: Providing guidance on how to better target agricultural conservation in the United States, to cost-effectively achieve measurable improvements in water quality. (see more information here)
- Water Quality Trading: Advancing voluntary and market-based solutions for improving water quality in a manner that maximizes economic efficiency and maintains environmental integrity. (see more information here)
- World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City (see more information here)

United States Initiatives[edit]

Local Initiatives - Colorado[edit]