Press releases

Lima – 11 December 2014 - Australia’s emissions are set to soar by 2020 under the Government’s new policies, according to a new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT),… More...

Lima – 8 December 2014--For the first time since 2009 the Climate Action Tracker has calculated a lower projected warming over the 21st century than before - because of the… More...

US China cooperation could make major difference to emissions gap – research Bonn –-21 October 2014 -- If the US and China were to adopt global best practice in their… More...

Deeper cuts needed by all sooner, especially in energy and industry, to keep to 2°C Bonn-4 June 2014--All governments will have to significantly increase their action on climate change –… More...

A rapid phase out of coal as an electricity source by 2050 would reduce warming by half a degree, according to the Climate Action Tracker, in an update released today… More...

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...

Bonn—12 June 2013-- Against a background of stalled climate talks, current analyses of climate policies show that governments are less likely than ever to deliver on the Copenhagen pledges, let… More...

The Climate Action Tracker's illustration of where we are at the end of the Doha UNFCCC negotiations, December 2012.  Please feel free to download and distribute. More...

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 action… More...

Bangkok-- 4 September 2012—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.… More...

Bonn – 24 May 2012- Many Governments do not appear to be implementing policies to meet their 2020 emission reduction pledges, and could increase – not shrink, the gap between… More...

Mexico City, 3 May 2012 -- Mexico has made some of the most advanced efforts in the developing world to tackle climate change, including passing strong climate change law, however… More...

As the climate talks in Durban concluded tonight with a groundbreaking establishment of the Durban Platform to negotiate a new global agreement by  2015, scientists stated that the world continues… 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...

Australia’s new climate legislation is a historic breakthrough and a substantial step in the right direction, but is still not stringent enough to help the world keep global warming to… 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...

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...

Three days before the start of the next round of UN negotiations on climate change in Bonn, actions pledged globally on reductions of greenhouse gas emissions give virtually no chance… More...

Despite recent developments, actions pledged globally to date on reductions of greenhouse gas emissions give virtually no chance to limit global mean temperature increase to below two degrees Celsius, according… More...

Only 2 out of 10 developed countries’ reduction targets submitted to the Copenhagen Accord qualify as ‘sufficient’ to keep global temperature rise below 2°C, finds the update of the ’Climate… More...