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WRI, UNEP Release Paper on Climate Regime Design

24 October 2011: The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of the Government of Ireland, have released a working paper titled “Building the Climate Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches.” The paper outlines various options put forward by governments, NGOs and academics for designing a climate regime capable of delivering adequate mitigation action.

The paper shows that a menu of options is available for scaling up action on the part of national governments and designing a climate regime capable of delivering adequate mitigation action. The paper underlines the central role of the UNFCCC and points to a constellation of actors - multilateral institutions, governments, businesses, states, cities and citizens - whose capacities and specialized focus can contribute to climate governance, emission reductions and adaptation investment. [Publication: Building the Climate Regime: Survey and Analysis or Approaches] [WRI Press Release]