WRI Digest: IMF, Climate Hero?

As the Trump Administration backslides on climate action amid successive extreme weather disasters in the United States, WRI United States Director Sam Adams explains why a new proposal to scrap the centerpiece of U.S. climate policy “defies all logic.” (And no, it won’t bring back coal jobs, either.)  Learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia, the world’s fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has set ambitious climate targets. The best way to get there: extend the national moratorium on forest clearing. Learn more.

Under the Lagarde’s leadership, the IMF has been a leader in making the economic case for climate action. WRI Finance Director Leo Martinez-Diaz urges the IMF to do more: incorporate climate impacts into their work, require countries to report on their preparations, and count climate resilience spending as an investment. Learn more.

Electrifying Africa with Mini-grids: 5 Lessons from Tanzania 

Lily Odarno, lead author of a new WRI report on how Tanzanias doubled its mini-grid capacity, unpacks the findings to reveal a transformative
model for rapidly improving energy access in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more.