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Constructing the future: creating a Paris Agreement-proof building sector: analysis

The building sector accounts for around 20% of climate-changing emissions, and its energy demand is likely to double by mid-century without action, according to a Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analysis released today.While the technologies required to make new buildings zero-emissions are all available, the sector is not taking up read more...

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Zero emission vehicles need to take over car market to reach 1.5°C limit: analysis

Zero-emission vehicles need to reach a dominant market share by around 2035 for the world to meet the Paris Agreement’s lower warming limit of 1.5°C—and even that could be too late to avoid the need for significant negative emissions, according to new analysis by the Climate read more...

Paris Agreement: near-term actions do not match long term purpose - but stage is set to ramp up climate action

From the perspective of the Climate Action Tracker, the Paris Agreement will positively influence the world’s ability to limit the adverse effects of climate change.For the first time, an international climate agreement has, at its core, a goal to not just hold warming below 2°C, but critically 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 read more...

How climate change mitigation makes economic sense

There are strong immediate and domestic incentives to undertake greater mitigation efforts to limit global warming to 2°C, or to 1.5°C as many governments are calling for.Existing mitigation targets can be met and, in most cases, can be strengthened in a more cost-effective manner by properly read more...

The Coal Gap: planned coal-fired power plants inconsistent with 2°C and threaten achievement of INDCs

If all coal plants in the pipeline were to be built, by 2030, emissions from coal power would be 400% higher than what is consistent with a 2°C pathway, according to a new analysis released by the Climate Action Tracker at the Paris Climate Summit today.Even with no 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 read more...

INDCs lower projected warming to 2.7°C: significant progress but still above 2°C

On UN deadline, Government climate pledges, if implemented, would warm world by 2.7°CThe combination of Government climate action plans, if implemented, would bring global warming down to 2.7°C, according to an analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).On the day of the October 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 read more...

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