Conducts research and provides reports, information and expert advice about issues related to global climate change and international climate policy with the aim of acquiring knowledge that can help mitigate the climate problem and enhance international climate cooperation.
Non-profit organization with the aim to advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change science, policy and impacts, and to provide science and policy support to the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in international climate negotiations. Compiles the Climate Action Tracker, a tool that monitors and analyses national climate change mitigation commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
Aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development strategies and plans, improve developing countries’ access to climate finance, strengthen resilience through climate-related disaster risk management, and support climate negotiators from the least developed and most vulnerable countries.
Researches the economics of climate change and aims to inform policy and academic debate on how climate change and other global environmental challenges can be managed effectively to promote prosperity and well-being.
Aims to identify and advance scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic public policy options for addressing global climate change. Conducts research on policy architecture, key design elements, and institutional dimensions of international and domestic climate policy.
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The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is a non-profit policy research institute based in Paris. Its objective is to determine and share the keys for analyzing and understanding strategic issues linked to sustainable development from a global perspective. IDDRI helps stakeholders in deliberating on global governance of the major issues of common interest: action to attenuate climate change, to protect biodiversity, to enhance food security and to manage urbanisation. IDDRI also takes part in efforts to reframe development pathways.
The Institute conducts interdisciplinary research on global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. It is part of a global network of scientific and academic institutions working on the question of climate change and contributes its research to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Sabin Center participates in international efforts to address the causes and effects of climate change. They track how US and international jurisdictions are addressing climate change through legal reforms and litigation, and maintains other climate change resources such as the consolidation of climate change laws of the world (http://columbiaclimatelaw.com/resources/).
The Wuppertal Institut undertakes research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to sustainable development at the local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy related challenges and their relation to economy and society.
Carries out research to mitigate the effects of climate change, with particular focus on Europe. Provides integrated climate and environmental impact and sustainability assessments of EU policies. Maintains the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR).
Aims to improve scientific understanding of past climate history and its impact on humanity, the course and causes of climate change during the present century, and the prospects for the future. Provides authoritative information and data on both the scientific and policy aspects of climate change, including the widely-used global temperature record.
The ND-GAIN Country Index summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.