Publications (Japan)

"Climate shuffle" likely to lead to increased warming

National action on climate change mitigation appears to be joining the international climate negotiations in the new and ever popular “climate shuffle” dance. It involves maximum effort and motion while staying in the same spot…or even, in some cases, going backwards.Recent emissions trends and estimates of the effects of those read more...

2° be or not 2° be

Limiting global warming below 2degC – or even to below 1.5DegC remains technically and economically feasible, but only with political ambition backed by rapid action starting now, the Climate Action Tracker said today.

Reality gap: Some countries progress in national polices, but many risk failing to meet pledges

In this update, the Climate Action Tracker provides insights for Brazil, the USA, Mexico, Japan and South Korea on actions on climate change, new economic and energy data, government policies and announcements and developments at the UN climate talks.

Negotiations heading towards high warming, high cost pathway

Delaying any decisions on future climate action until 2015 or 2020 will bring a rapidly increasing risk in costs and threatens the likelihood of the world being able to keep global warming to below 2 degrees C, the Climate Action Tracker warned today in its Durban update.We are heading toward read more...

No move to close the gap at Bangkok climate talks

Bangkok climate talks have not changed the gap between emission reduction pledges and what is to needed to get the world on track for limiting global warming to 2 and 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. No developed country attempted to increase their reduction target as it was requested in Cancun Agreements read more...

Cancun climate talks - keeping options open to close the gap

Three days before the end of the climate talks in Cancun, options are still on the table to widen the emissions gap between countries’ targets and what is needed to limit warming to below 2°C or 1.5°C.The bad news: The current negotiating texts for forests and for the use of read more...

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