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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...

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...

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 downgrade the US 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...

Will an in increase in share of renewable power in Brazil and United States be enough to curb emissions to levels consistent with necessary reductions in the countries?

The 20% goal for renewables in the US and Brazilian power sectors is a step in the rightdirection. The main positive point is that it is an example of countries agreeing to worktogether on their way to low carbon economy. In both, Brazil and the United States long-termpolicies ensuring investment 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...

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