Publications (India)

How a renewable energy COVID-19 recovery creates opportunities for India

India has been severely impacted by COVID-19. As the country emerges from this challenging time, it has the potential to accelerate its transition to a zero emissions economy. The Indian government has earmarked at least USD 325bn—corresponding to approximately 11% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019—to fund read more...

Decarbonising the Indian transport sector: pathways and policies

The CAT explored a new approach to understanding opportunities for sectoral decarbonisation, using the example of the transport sector in India. To hold global average temperature increase to 1.5°C, global CO2 emissions need to reach net-zero by 2050, with rapid decarbonisation in all sectors.Global transport emissions have continued to steadily read more...

Global update: Pandemic recovery with just a hint of green

In this briefing, we examine the COVID-19 recovery packages of five major emitters – China, EU27, India, South Korea and the USA; we present the global temperature update, taking into account the economic impact of COVID-19; and we share key insights from the updated assessments for 13 of the 36 read more...

Paris Agreement Compatible Sectoral Benchmarks

While national emission trends are a useful tool for measuring government progress towards meeting the Paris Agreement 1.5˚C temperature limit at a global level, each government will have to address its own sectors, each with their own, different baseline. What should government sectoral benchmarks be? Will they meet the global read more...

Governments still showing little sign of acting on climate crisis

Under current pledges, the world will warm by 2.8°C by the end of the century, close to twice the limit they agreed in Paris. Governments are even further from the Paris temperature limit in terms of their real-world action, which would see the temperature rise by 3°C. An ‘optimistic’ take read more...

Climate crisis demands more government action as emissions rise

The last year has seen growing public concern and the formation of global movements pushing governments for serious action in the face of rising emissions and escalating climate impacts.2018 saw energy-related emissions reach yet another historic high after significant net greenhouse gas increases, 85% of which came from the US, read more...

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 Paris. Underneath the lack of read more...

Climate Action Benchmarks: Mid-2018 analysis exploring the highest plausible ambition for countries and sectors

Supported by the ClimateWorks Foundation, the European Climate Foundation and the We Mean Business Coalition, this CAT report develops a set of climate action benchmarks for countries, sectors and subnational entities that a broad range of actors can use. Those benchmarks aim at helping users to assess if recent developments 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 from read more...

Improvement in warming outlook as India and China move ahead, but Paris Agreement gap still looms large

The Climate Action Tracker has updated its estimates of global progress towards the Paris Agreement goals, with some positive and negative findings: Significant improvement on climate action globally, despite US rollbacks0.2°C improvement in climate action since 2016, reducing projected warming by 2100 to 3.4°C. For the first time since the read more...

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