Toward a Carbon Neutral and Climate Resilient Future
WRI works with government, private, academic, and non-profit sectors to support national 2030 and 2060 climate and energy targets.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges for human beings in the 21st century. The Paris Agreement proposed that all countries should work together to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees C, and even more aggressively, to limit it within 1.5 degrees C. Chinese government has integrated climate change into national economic and social strategic plans, granting green development as a cornerstone of high-quality economic growth. In September 2020, China announced the new climate pledges to peak CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
Global emissions must drop by half by 2030 to prevent the worst impacts of climate change
Climate impacts are projected to cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by 2050
Climate action can bring $26+ trillion in economic benefits by 2030
New low-carbon jobs could be created in 2030
Through rigorous research, we strive to support China’s energy transition, climate-resilient development, and long-term decarbonization. We provide insights and recommendations to decision-makers in government, private, academic, and non-profit sectors.
The Climate & Energy Program focuses on a number of specific Initiatives. Explore all Resources in depth.
Carbon Emissions Peaking and Carbon Neutrality
Contribute to the national carbon emissions peak and carbon neutrality vision.
Focusing on policy and market mechanism research on renewable energy and energy efficiency
Climate Change Adaptation
Accelerate climate adaptation actions and support national and subnational entities to enhance climate resilience.
The project aims to accelerate sustainable business ambition and action. We help companies improve their competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy and achieve sustainable development goals.
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