Organized by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy – and hosted by London Sustainable Development Commissioner James Cameron – this workshop brought together leading organizations working on sub-national climate change metrics, including C40, the Global Covenant of Mayors, R20, WRI, WWF, ICLEI, CDP, and others, to advance thinking on a host of issues that will be critical to the success of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
In 2011, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy released a first-of-its-kind empirical study on the relationships between trade and the environment.
The United Nations Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global, UN-led, multi-stakeholder initiative that strengthens climate resilience for vulnerable countries and people. Launched in November 2015 during the 21st Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, this initiative brings together governments, international agencies, regional initiatives, the private sector, civil society and academia.
Careful measurement of environmental trends and progress provides a foundation for effective policymaking. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These metrics provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.