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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...

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 Forum where 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...

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 point 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...

The CAT emissions gap – How close are INDCs to 2 and 1.5°C pathways?

Government climate action would see warming well beyond 2°C – analysisThe climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to below 2°C, the Climate Action Tracker said today.The analysis by the consortium of four research read more...

G7+EU INDCs: some improvement, but a large emissions gap remains

The combined climate plans for the G7 and EU have made a small step towards the right track to hold warming to 2?C, but there is still a substantial emissions gap, the Climate Action Tracker said today.Ahead of the upcoming G7 meeting in Germany, the Climate Action Tracker - an read more...

Are governments doing their “fair share”? - New method assesses climate action

Climate Action Tracker assesses government climate proposals on what’s “fair” and holds warming below 2?C.The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has developed the most comprehensive method yet of simultaneously assessing the “fairness” and “below 2?C compatibility” of government climate action put forward for the Paris Agreement, expected to be adopted in read more...

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