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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 read more...

Blog: Decarbonising the global steel and cement sectors requires more than zero carbon fuels: analysis

As part of our ongoing investigations into the decarbonisation of various sectors, our latest study looks at the emissions from the steel and cement industries (previous publications focused on transport, buildings, power). It’s a difficult nut to crack, as large chunks of the emissions are not related to conventional read more...

Equitable emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has updated its effort sharing methodology to reflect the increase of climate mitigation required to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5°C long-term temperature limit, and the most recent literature published about equitable emissions reductions and the most recent emissions trends.The updated CAT rating read more...

Foot off the gas: increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in: analysis

The future of natural gas is limited, even as a bridging fuel. Continued investments into the sector create the risk of breaching the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal and will result in stranded assets, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said today.As part of its decarbonisation series, the CAT read more...

Action by China and India slows emissions growth, President Trump’s policies likely to cause US emissions to flatten

Global leadership on climate is changing, with positive developments on coal use in China and India likely to reduce projected global carbon emissions by roughly two to three billion tonnes by 2030 compared to our estimate last year. The recent, highly adverse rollbacks by President Trump are unlikely to have read more...

Faster and Cleaner 2: Kick-starting global decarbonisation only takes a few actors to get the ball rolling

Triggering a global transformation of our energy systems as required by the Paris Agreement does not take the whole world—it can be started by just a small group of countries, according to a new Climate Action Tracker report.The global rise of renewable energy, which accounted for over half read more...

Trump’s climate policies would see US climate action rating drop from “medium” to “inadequate”

US President Donald Trump’s 28 March Executive Order formalises his pre-election commitments to unwind science based climate action in the United States, but this will not stop the clean energy transition now underway globally.President Trump’s Executive Order, if codified as a commitment under the Paris Agreement, would read more...

What is needed to track progress of emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement?

To ensure that the aims of the Paris Agreement can be met, progress towards both individual goals (NDCs) and the global goals (e.g. the long-term temperature goal) needs to be tracked.The architecture for tracking progress under the Paris Agreement is a good start, but much work remains to read more...

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...

Paris Agreement in force, but no increase in climate action

The rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement has created the legal basis for countries to increase their level of action and ambition to meet the 1.5degC warming limit over the next two years in the lead-up to 2018. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has evaluated the starting read more...

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