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Some progress since Paris, but not enough, as governments amble towards 3°C of warming

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) estimate of the total warming of the aggregate effect of Paris Agreement commitments and of real-world policy shows little change. If all governments achieved their Paris Agreement commitments the world will likely warm 3.0°C—twice the 1.5°C limit they agreed in read more...

Scaling up climate action in the European Union

The European Union‘s targets and policies are not yet compatible with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit. This report, the second country assessment in the Climate Action Tracker's Scaling Up Climate Action Series, analyses areas where the European Union could accelerate its climate action. The report illustrates read more...

Scaling Up Climate Action Methodology

A consistent method and similar structure for all six reports under the Scaling Up Climate Action series aims for country-specific insights, while enabling a cross-country comparison to draw general research findings and lessons learnt on global potentials.Each country report starts with the analysis of climate policy activity and respective read more...

Scaling up climate action in South Africa

South Africa is one of the many governments from around the world who have committed to limiting temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Current efforts are simply insufficient. Aggregate mitigation targets, according to Climate Action Tracker read more...

For the Talanoa dialogue: Steps towards global decarbonisation in key emitting sectors

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has submitted another paper to the Talanoa Dialogue, in an answer to the Dialogue’s “How do we get there?” question.The recently published IPCC 1.5°C Special Report highlights the need for deep emission reductions and urgent action in all sectors to limit read more...

The highway to Paris: Safeguarding the climate by decarbonising freight transport

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...

Paris Tango. Climate action so far in 2018: individual countries step forward, others backward, 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...

For the Talanoa dialogue: Input from the Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker with this paper is pleased to have the opportunity to provide input to the Talanoa Dialogue. Climate Action Tracker assesses countries’ mitigation targets and actions and aggregates them at the global level. This submission focuses on global results, country level information is available on our website read more...

A policy spotlight on energy efficiency in appliances and lights could see big climate gains: analysis

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...

What's on the table? Mitigating agricultural emissions while achieving food security: analysis

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 read more...

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