The faster fossil gas leaves our energy systems, the better it will be for the climate

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a provocation for global change. Intensifying efforts to reduce the demand for fossil gas is the right response to deal simultaneously with both the climate and Russia/Ukraine crises. We are now within the critical decade for climate action - by the end of this decade, read more...

Nature paper confirms CAT findings that with all pledges implemented we would be heading to below 2 degrees - but the reality does not yet match the rhetoric

A paper published in Nature today about what level of warming we’re headed for gives a robust and comprehensive analysis of governments’ stated intentions, but there is a huge difference between government rhetoric and reality.The paper (by Meinshausen et al.) confirms what we already know: if governments fully implement their read more...

Webinar - MENA Climate Week 2022

While governments made some progress in Glasgow on closing the 2030 emissions gap, there is still a long way to go to align with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature goal. All governments need to take heed of the request to ‘revisit and strengthen’ their targets in 2022. While strong targets read more...

Decarbonise Buildings - regulate, incentivise, facilitate

The global carbon budget to keep warming below 1.5°C is rapidly diminishing. Despite this fact, and the need for all sectors to decarbonise, buildings sector emissions have remained stubbornly consistent -- they make up roughly a fifth of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In our latest report, we examine read more...

The CAT Data Portal as a Tool for Climate Accountability

The world is at a crucial juncture in the race to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of limiting warming to 1.5˚C, and it's critical to understand whether governments' implemented and planned collective actions are sufficient to achieve this goal. At the Climate Action Tracker we regularly analyse data to read more...

Decarbonising Colombia’s transport sector

Decarbonising Colombia’s transport sector, a major contributor to the country’s emissions, will be critical towards achieving its net zero target. While Colombia has been making progress on promoting electric mobility, it could do more to establish 1.5°C compatible targets and to support EV uptake, particularly through expanding its charging network.Under read more...

What do governments need to deliver in 2022?

The dust is settling on COP26 with analyses flying in on the good, the bad, and the “best we could hope for”. But COP26 is not the end of the story and to bring 1.5°C back from the edge we need to see momentum on real emissions reductions pick up read more...

New paper in Science confirms updated NDCs more likely to meet warming limits than in 2015

by Louise Jeffery, NewClimate Institute We have a paper published in Science today, with contributions from a number of CAT authors, that confirms that the latest, updated climate targets - or NDC's, if implemented, would result in a stronger near-term foundation for reaching the global warming goals of 2˚C and read more...

Webinar - New Ratings System

In September 2021 we launched our brand new rating system. Now, we rate a whole range of government actions, instead of our previous, single fair share rating of a government's Paris Agreement target. We understand there's a lot to take in with this new system. It brings a much deeper read more...

We’re Not on Track for 1.5 Degrees C. What Will it Take?

By: Sophie Boehm (WRI), Katie Lebling (WRI), Kelly Levin (Bezos Earth Fund), Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Rich Waite (WRI), Anna Nilsson (NewClimate Institute), Ryan Wilson (Climate Analytics), Andreas Geiges (Climate Analytics), Joel Jaeger (WRI) and Dan Plechaty (ClimateWorks Foundation). This decade is our make-or-break opportunity to avoid the most devastating read more...

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