Australia can move to net-zero emissions by 2050, and would benefit from it - new report

Australia can decarbonise its energy system by 2050 by scaling up climate action in its electricity supply and energy end use sectors, creating up to 76,000 additional jobs in the renewables sector alone, according to a new report by the Climate Action Tracker. In the “Scaling up Climate Action: Australia” read more...

Biden’s election could bring a tipping point putting Paris Agreement 1.5 degree limit “within striking distance”

If President-elect Joe Biden goes ahead with his net-zero emissions pledge by 2050 for the US, this could shave 0.1˚C off global warming by 2100, according to the Climate Action Tracker. Coupled with China’s pledge to bring emissions to net-zero before 2060, and the EU, Japan and South Korea’s commitments read more...

Japan's net-zero by 2050 announcement a step forward, but 2030 target revision now crucial

On 26 October, Prime Minister (PM) Yoshihide Suga declared that Japan will aim for net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.[1]PM Suga laid out specific plans to:fundamentally revise Japan’s policy on coal-fired power plants,promote R&D on second-generation solar photovoltaic technology and carbon recycling technologies (including negative emission technologies such read more...

Global update: Pandemic recovery with just a hint of green

23 September 2020 --Governments are largely not making climate change action central to their COVID-19 recovery packages, despite some signs of good intentions, according to a new analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).The CAT has analysed the post-pandemic recovery packages of a selection of five big emitting read more...

China going carbon neutral before 2060 would lower warming projections by around 0.2 to 0.3 degrees C

23 September 2020 – If China were to achieve its announced goal of achieving carbon neutrality before 2060, it would lower global warming projections by around 0.2 to 0.3°C, the biggest single reduction ever estimated by the Climate Action Tracker. The announcement by President Xi Jinping at the UN General read more...

COVID-19 pandemic adds uncertainty on future emissions – jury still out on whether they'll rise or fall

The Climate Action Tracker today published updated assessments for 12 of the 36 countries it assesses, and has included projections of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2020 emissions.The CAT team has updated Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Germany, Ethiopia, Morocco, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the USA read more...

Japan’s coal power policy reflects the country’s highly insufficient level of ambition to avoid the climate crisis

Japan’s reported plans to shut a number of coal plants will make little to no difference in emissions in 2030 compared with its current Paris Agreement target: it’s disappointing that the country’s focus remains on coal rather than pursuing an aggressive renewable energy strategy.On 3 July 2020, Japan’s Minister of read more...

International shipping and aviation emissions goals both “Critically insufficient”

In its first major assessments of international shipping and aviation, published today, the Climate Action Tracker has rated the 2030 climate targets for both sectors as “Critically insufficient”, and concludes that emissions may continue to rise sharply despite the impact of COVID-19, not least because the actions currently proposed are read more...

Analysis: Green economic stimulus packages can bend the post COVID-19 emissions curve

New analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) points to strong economic and climate change advantages if governments were to adopt green stimulus packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conversely, if governments don’t roll out low carbon development strategies and policies - or roll back existing climate read more...

Global update: Governments still showing little sign of acting on climate crisis

Madrid --10 December 2019-- In the face of the growing climate emergency, governments seem determined to continue embracing fossil fuels, and even meeting their Paris Agreement pledges would see warming of 2.8˚C by the end of this century, according to the Climate Action Tracker’s 2019 annual update, released at COP25 read more...

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