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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% of South 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, 16:00–16:45, South Africa Pavilion (H9). 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 a nail 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 energy 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 Forum 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 from 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 trends 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...

Climate Action Benchmarks : Identifying Paris-consistent pathways for countries, sectors and businesses

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) is developing a new feature: “Climate Action Benchmarks”. The CAT will develop benchmarks based on indicators that will highlight the level of emissions reduction governments and sectors need to achieve to reach the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.The CAT team’s work on the benchmarks has read more...

Reducing food waste and changing diet could drastically reduce agricultural emissions

A new analysis of agricultural emissions by the Climate Action Tracker shows that reducing emissions through changes in farming practices alone will not be enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but changing our diets and reducing food waste could make significant additional reductions, which calls for a much more read more...

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