Publications (Australia)

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...

Climate pledges will bring 2.7°C of warming, potential for more action

With 158 climate pledges now submitted to the UN, accounting for 94% of global emissions, the Climate Action Tracker today confirmed this would result in around 2.7°C of warming in 2100 – if all governments met their pledge. “This level of warming is still well above the agreed limit of read more...

G20 - all INDCs in, but large Gap remains

The 2015 G20 Summit, (Turkey, 15-16 November) will see Heads of State and Government meet to discuss, among other issues, development, energy and climate change finance.All G20 members have presented their “intended nationally determined contributions” or INDCs, to the UNFCCC for the Paris Agreement. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has read more...

Australia set to overshoot its 2030 target by large margin

Without further policies, Australia’s emissions are set to increase substantially - around 27% above 2005 levels by 2030, according to an assessment by an international research analysis, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).As its contribution towards the Paris Climate Agreement, Australia has put forward an emissions reduction target of 26-28% below read more...

Statement from experts on the need for detailed emissions information in INDC’s

In order to be able to evaluate the effect of government proposals on their emissions, and to evaluate the collective total global effect of the INDC’s (intended nationally determined contributions) on emissions, it is very important that they include rigorous and scientifically sound emissions information.Two countries studied by the Climate read more...

Australia: Emissions set to soar by 2020

Australia’s emissions are set to increase substantially under the Australian Government’s climate policies to more than 50% above 1990 levels by 2020. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) finds no credible analysis that shows that meeting its Copenhagen pledge of (cutting emissions by 5% below 2000 levels by 2020) is any read more...

Australian Energy “Green Paper” foresees continuing increase in coal use: undermines 2° goal and heads towards a 4oC world

Australian Energy “Green Paper” foresees large increase in coalOn 23 September 2014 the Australian Government released a “Green Paper” as part of the development of its new Energy White Paper. The Australian “Green Paper” was released on the same day of the UN Climate Summit in New York which was read more...

Analysis of current greenhouse gas emission trends

Policy activity has to increase significantly in order to limit global average temperature increase to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. With currently implemented government policies, greenhouse gas emissions are projected to lead to a warming of 3.7°C by the end of this century, about 0.6°C higher than that under the read more...

Warsaw unpacked: A race to the bottom?

Weak government action on climate change will lead to a projected 3.7degC of warming by 2100, around 0.6degC higher than the original promises they made in Copenhagen, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said today.The annual assessment by the CAT, a project of research organisations: Climate Analytics, Ecofys and the Potsdam read more...

Australia - Backtracking on promising progress

The Australian Government’s plans to dismantle the current climate legislation could lead to it increasing emissions in 2020 rather than meeting its target of reducing them by 5% from 2000 levels, the Climate Action Tracker said today.As Prime Minister Tony Abbott introduced legislation into the Australian Parliament today, the Climate read more...

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