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CAT annual update: Climate policies on rise, but government climate action doesn’t change projected warming

If all governments achieve their largely insufficient climate targets, the world will see 3.0˚C of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5˚C limit they agreed in Paris three years ago, according to the Climate Action Tracker’s annual update, delivered today at the climate talks in Katowice read more...

Report - The EU can more than halve emissions by 2030 by acting in just three sectors

The European Union could reduce its emissions by more than 50% by 2030 compared to 1990 by scaling up climate action in just three sectors: electricity supply, residential buildings and passenger road transport, according to a new analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker. These three sectors account for read more...

Huge potential for South Africa’s energy transition by decarbonising power, transport and buildings: report

28 November 2018—South Africa has the potential to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by scaling up climate action in just three sectors, with positive impacts on access to urban mobility, improved housing and new employment opportunities, says a new analysis released today. The three sectors—covering 50 read more...

Climate Action Tracker at COP24

The Climate Action Tracker will be active at COP24; here is an overview of our events and outputs.We look forward to seeing you in Katowice! December 6, 10:00–10:30, Press Conference Room Katowice. Press Conference: Launch of EU Scaling Up Climate Action report. All welcome.December 6 read more...

Comment: The real loss in dropping Clean Power Plan is the missed opportunity to accelerate US electricity sector decarbonisation

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s move to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will see a flattening of US emissions instead of a downward trend, and poses a lost opportunity to accelerate the current movement toward a decarbonised electricity sector in the US. The EPA’s new rule is read more...

US climate policy: one year on from announcement of Paris Agreement withdrawal

One year ago this week (June 1 2017), President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has recently updated its assessment of US climate action, and has found the following:Despite efforts by the Trump Administration to roll back climate policies, renewable read more...

Governments slow to address road freight transport emissions reductions

Despite its significant contribution to global warming, the road freight transport sector is often neglected in government policies, according to the Climate Action Tracker’s (CAT) latest memo in its decarbonisation series. The memo was released as Ministers from over 80 countries gather in Leipzig, Germany, for the International Transport read more...

Climate action so far in 2018: some countries step up, others back, risking stranded coal assets

The Climate Action Tracker has updated our assessments of 23 of the 32 countries whose development on climate action we track.While some progress has been made since November, most governments’ policies are still not on track towards meeting their Paris Agreement commitments, many of which are in themselves far read more...

Welcome to our new Website

The CAT team welcomes you to our brand new website. We trust you will find it easy to navigate, specifically:The interactive map and rating systemThe interactive country graphs with data download optionsWe have retained our Data Portal where you can explore all our up to date data on decarbonisation read more...

Huge emissions savings in lighting and appliances at world’s fingertips

As people around the world switch off their lights for “Earth Hour” this weekend, a new analysis shows the world could make huge reductions in global warming by simply adopting the highest existing energy related standards for lighting and appliances. This can be achieved at net zero costs for consumers read more...

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