Priorities for Climate Action

Priorities for Climate Action

Published: Dec 15, 2020
Publisher: Mathematica

Tulika A. Narayan

Climate change is a defining policy challenge of the 21st century. The need for innovative, sustainable solutions that help meet ambitious targets to reduce emissions and make vulnerable communities more resilient is greater than ever. As domestic and international policy coordination aligns and considerable resources are mobilized to tackle the global climate challenge, precise data and analytics, careful measurement and evaluation, and robust feedback loops that enable learning and dynamic policy adjustment are needed more than ever. This brief outlines four priority areas for the new administration’s consideration that offer opportunities for high-impact climate action: (1) sustainable climate finance, (2) analytic frameworks and decision support tools to maximize impact, (3) behavior change interventions combined with rapid-cycle evaluations to enhance intervention effectiveness, and (4) climate justice.

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