Briefings

Weak government action on climate change will lead to a projected 3.7degC of warming by 2100, around 0.6degC higher than the original promises they made in Copenhagen, the Climate Action… More...

Japan’s new 2020 target of a 3.8% cut in emissions at 2005 levels, announced overnight, will increase its own emissions and widen the global emissions gap by 3-4%, according to… More...

The Australian Government’s plans to dismantle the current climate legislation could lead to it increasing emissions in 2020 rather than meeting its target of reducing them by 5% from 2000… More...

National action on climate change mitigation appears to be joining the international climate negotiations in the new and ever popular “climate shuffle” dance. It involves maximum effort and motion while… More...

While the official UNFCCC negotiations made some limited progress, encouragingdevelopments on the margins give hope that faster progress is possible. On the official side, minor steps were made towards more… More...

2° be or not 2° be

30th November 2012
Doha - 30  November  2012  –  Limiting  global  warming  below  2degC  –  or  even  to  below  1.5DegC remains  technically  and  economically  feasible,  but  only  with  political  ambition  backed  by  rapid… More...

Governments are still set to send global temperatures above 3°C by 2100, even though their agreed warming limit of 2°C is still technically possible, scientists said today. In this update… More...

In this update, the Climate Action Tracker provides insights for Brazil, the USA, Mexico, Japan and South Korea on actions on climate change, new economic and energy data, government policies… More...

The Durban Climate Summit concluded with groundbreaking establishment of a new body to negotiate a global agreement covering all countries by 2015 (Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform… More...

Delaying any decisions on future climate action until 2015 or 2020 will bring a rapidly increasing risk in costs and threatens the likelihood of the world being able to keep… More...

China is on track to meet – or even surpass – some of its Cancun climate pledges, yet its emissions will rise higher than expected, according to the latest Climate… More...

In this update the Climate Action Tracker provides some insights from the workshops and other material presented by countries at the on-going climate talks in Bonn. Despite the recent financial… More...

Bangkok climate talks have not changed the gap between emission reduction pledges and what is to needed to get the world on track for limiting global warming to 2 and… More...

Three days before the end of the climate talks in Cancun, options are still on the table to widen the emissions gap between countries’ targets and what is needed to… More...

Globally business as usual emissions for 2020 of 57 GtCO2e are projected. To have a good chance at limiting global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C, 2020 emissions would need to… More...

Climate Action Tracker graphic at the end of Doha.  High Resolution for print. More...

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