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The ten most important short-term steps to limit warming to 1.5°C

The Climate Action Tracker today spelt out ten important, short-term steps that key sectors need to take to help the world achieve the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit.All key sectors—energy generation, road transport, buildings, industry, forestry and land use, and commercial agriculture—have to begin major read more...

Turkey’s climate plans could be dwarfed by coal emissions: Climate Action Tracker

Turkey’s climate plans, submitted to the UN ahead of the upcoming Paris Climate Summit, have been rated “inadequate” by international research analysts, the Climate Action Tracker, which says the country’s coal plant plans would cancel out its abatement measures.Turkey’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by read more...

Indonesia’s climate plans lack transparency and credibility

The Indonesian Government’s climate plans and analysis submitted to the UN last month are suffering from a “profound” lack of detail and credibility around both its emissions projections for deforestation, and its plans to slow emissions growth, the Climate Action Tracker said today.Indonesia, in its Intended Nationally Determined read more...

India likely to far exceed emissions intensity target: analysis

Full analysisThe Indian Government is likely to overachieve its 2030 climate intensity target without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today.In its climate plan (INDC), submitted to the UN late last week, India has stated it would reduce the emissions intensity of its economy read more...

South Korea’s INDC: still rated “inadequate”

South Korea’s climate plans, announced this week, will see the country double emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and have been rated “inadequate” by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).South Korea has put forward a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% below business-as-usual (BAU) by 2030.Read read more...

South Korea’s draft climate action plan “inadequate”

An international research group, the Climate Action Tracker, has labelled all four of the South Korean Government’s options for climate action as “inadequate.”The Climate Action Tracker is an analysis by four research organisations that measures Government action against the globally agreed goal of holding warming below 2°C read more...

G7+EU climate plans: Small step but much more effort needed to close emissions gap

The combined climate plans for the G7 and EU have made a small step towards the right track to hold warming to 2°C, but there is still a substantial emissions gap, the Climate Action Tracker said today.Ahead of the upcoming G7 meeting in Germany, the Climate Action Tracker read more...

Japan’s proposed INDC “inadequate” and opposite to its G7 commitment - Climate Action Tracker

Japan’s proposed INDC “inadequate” and opposite to its G7 commitmentJapan can almost reach its proposed - and “inadequate” - INDC target without taking any further action, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said today. In the wake of the G7 decisions to decarbonise their economies, Japan appears to be heading in the read more...

Canada’s INDC: ranked “inadequate,” likely to overshoot both 2020 and 2030 targets

Canada’s new INDC ranks as “inadequate” under the Climate Action Tracker’s methodology.Under its INDC, Canada proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels in 2030. This translates to a 21% reduction below 2005 emissions levels excluding forestry, or 2% below 1990 levels.Canada accounts read more...

If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming

Japan could be able to meet its (as yet unofficial) 2030 emissions reduction target of 20% below 2013 levels by 2030 without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today.The target, released late last week to Japanese media, but not yet officially announced, would represent read more...

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