WRI organises its work around critical goals the world must achieve this decade in order to secure a sustainable future, many of which require actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). As a Coalition partner, the organisation plans to support countries to deliver stronger emission reduction pledges to the Paris Agreement, along with accompanying long-term economic and social benefits through the effective reduction of SLCPs.

WRI's work with the Coalition will focus on three key areas: 

  • To increase understanding of the urgent importance of reducing powerful climate forcers like methane, hydrofluorocarbons, black carbon and tropospheric ozone to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting the global increase in temperature rise to 1.5–2°C by 2100

  • To share objective analysis and global expertise to support countries that want to include targets, policies, and actions on SLCPs in enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement

  • To highlight the impact of SLCPs on achieving sustainable development goals

Since its inception in 1982, WRI has built a reputation for delivering impacts based on objective evidence and high quality analysis, a base from which it can build on for greater impact in the future. WRI has established a body of work on policy options for addressing climate change, and published research and analysis on SLCPs in key geographies such as China, Mexico, and the United States. The organisation has also conducted extensive analysis on the nexus between NDCs and sustainable development goals. 



2018 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
, Katherine Ross, Thomas Damassa, Eliza Northrop, David Waskow, Andrew Light, Taryn Fransen and Alexander Tankou

Early and ambitious action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) is essential to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. SLCPs include methane...

Strengthening Nationally Determined Contributions to catalyze actions that reduce short-lived climate pollutants


10 G Street NE Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Back to Top