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For the Talanoa dialogue: Input from the Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker with this paper is pleased to have the opportunity to provide input to the Talanoa Dialogue. Climate Action Tracker assesses countries’ mitigation targets and actions and aggregates them at the global level. This submission focuses on global results, country level information is available on our website.“Where read more...

A policy spotlight on energy efficiency in appliances and lights could see big climate gains: analysis

As people around the world switch off their lights for “Earth Hour” this weekend, a new analysis shows the world could make huge reductions in global warming by simply adopting the highest existing energy related standards for lighting and appliances. This can be achieved at net zero costs for consumers read more...

What's on the table? Mitigating agricultural emissions while achieving food security: analysis

A new analysis of agricultural emissions by the Climate Action Tracker shows that reducing emissions through changes in farming practices alone will not be enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but changing our diets and reducing food waste could make significant additional reductions, which calls for a much more 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...

Blog: Decarbonising the global steel and cement sectors requires more than zero carbon fuels: analysis

As part of our ongoing investigations into the decarbonisation of various sectors, our latest study looks at the emissions from the steel and cement industries (previous publications focused on transport, buildings, power). It’s a difficult nut to crack, as large chunks of the emissions are not related to conventional fossil read more...

Equitable emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has updated its effort sharing methodology to reflect the increase of climate mitigation required to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5°C long-term temperature limit, and the most recent literature published about equitable emissions reductions and the most recent emissions trends.The updated CAT rating system has six read more...

Foot off the gas: increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in: analysis

The future of natural gas is limited, even as a bridging fuel. Continued investments into the sector create the risk of breaching the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal and will result in stranded assets, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said today.As part of its decarbonisation series, the CAT today released 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...

Faster and Cleaner 2: Kick-starting global decarbonisation only takes a few actors to get the ball rolling

Triggering a global transformation of our energy systems as required by the Paris Agreement does not take the whole world—it can be started by just a small group of countries, according to a new Climate Action Tracker report.The global rise of renewable energy, which accounted for over half of all 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...

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