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By implementing progressive low-emission development strategies that promote integrated clean energy solutions and broader sustainable development objectives, we can move towards climate change mitigation which requires a shift to low-carbon development. 

Our experts help policy-makers identify and prioritize options for reducing emissions, such as through developing clean and renewable energy systems. We also support developing countries in identifying and accessing financing for low-carbon development. We do this by developing roadmaps for reform, engaging proactively with policy-makers and the stakeholders they engage with, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of policy options for energy and carbon mitigation, and identifying means of implementation.

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    Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?

    Indonesians Are Demanding Climate Action — How can the government answer their calls?

    Thousands of people, youth especially, are calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change.

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    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Time to ACCTS? Five countries announce new initiative on trade and climate change

    Costa Rica, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway launched an initiative that firmly melds trade and climate change together.

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  • Blog
    Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action

    Time to Trade Collective Inertia for Collective Action

    To get where we need to on climate action, we need to do a lot of things. Here’s what we don’t need to do.

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  • Report
    Tackling Coal-Driven Air Pollution in China and India: Lessons learned for Indonesia

    Tackling Coal-Driven Air Pollution in China and India: Lessons learned for Indonesia

    Although air pollution in China and India is currently heavier than in Indonesia, these two countries have been giving more attention to tackling it. Given Indonesia’s very large coal growth projections and current level of air pollution, lessons can be learned from both China and India when it comes to addressing air pollution.

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    Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

    Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

    This paper discusses practical ways to overhaul the Energy Charter Treaty to bring it in line with international law commitments with respect to climate change and sustainable development.

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    Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

    Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

    When we talk about solving the climate crisis, we should have more than just a technical lens; we should also be talking about compassion, grief, fear and hope.

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    Mapping Policy for Solar Irrigation Across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in India

    Mapping Policy for Solar Irrigation Across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in India

    How are India's off-grid solar pump policies affecting the water–energy–food nexus? This paper maps out impacts and the key policies that are driving them.

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    The (Public) Cost of Pollution: Ontario's fossil fuel subsidies

    The (Public) Cost of Pollution: Ontario's fossil fuel subsidies

    This report provides an inventory of fossil fuel subsidies in Ontario and provides recommendations for provincial subsidy reform.

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    Raising Ambition Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Greenhouse gas emissions results modelling from 26 countries

    Raising Ambition Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Greenhouse gas emissions results modelling from 26 countries

    This working paper models 26 countries and finds national average emission reductions of 6 per cent from the removal of fossil fuel subsidies. For every tonne of CO2e removed through FFSR, governments save an average of USD 93. Global emission reductions from reforms are between 6.4 and 8.2 per cent by 2050. Countries can consider the carbon reduction co-benefits from FFSR and taxation within second-generation Nationally Determined Contributions.  

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    Why Information Sharing is Key to Engaging Businesses in the NAP Process

    Why Information Sharing is Key to Engaging Businesses in the NAP Process

    Private sector engagement in climate change adaptation will be necessary for countries, communities and individuals to meet the climate crisis.

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