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Climate Governance series Methodology

Decarbonising the world’s economy involves action from all aspects of society and the economy. Governments in all countries play a critical role in enabling this transformation and as such the ability, fitness and readiness of a country’s climate governance will play a critical role in determining the speed and volume read more...

Pledged action leads to 2.9°C - time to boost national climate action

The world is not on track to limit warming to 1.5°C and meet the Paris Agreement goals. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) estimates that under current policies, the world will exceed 1.5°C of warming around 2035, 2°C around 2053, and 3.2°C by the end of the century.If governments fully achieve read more...

Incrementando la acción climática en Argentina

This is the Spanish version of this webpage and report, click here for the English version. Esta es la versión en español de la página web y el informe, haga clic aquí para acceder la versión en inglés.Argentina ha mostrado avances positivos en el espacio climático desde 2015, sin embargo, read more...

Scaling up climate action in Argentina

Esta es la versión en inglés de la página web y el informe, haga clic aquí para acceder la versión en español. This is the English version of this webpage and report, click here for the Spanish version.Argentina has shown many positive developments in the climate space since 2015, but 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...

Analysis: Transformation points - Achieving the speed and scale required for full decarbonisation

Staying within the Paris Agreement 1.5˚C temperature limit requires rapid, large-scale systemic transformations to fully decarbonise the global energy system by 2050.Transformations of the speed and scale required have occurred historically when systems reached a transformation point: the moment when a previously novel technology, behaviour or market model achieved critical 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...

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 GHG emissions reductions from 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 gaps 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 (CAT) estimates, result read more...

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