Publications (Australia)

"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.

Governments set world on more than 3°C warming, still playing with numbers

Governments are still set to send global temperatures above 3°C by 2100, even though their agreed warming limit of 2°C is still technically possible, scientists said today. In this update we discuss the 2°C and 1.5°C limits, the future of the Kyoto Protocol and recent clarifications of Parties’ conditionality to read more...

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...

Assessment of Australia‘s policies impacting its greenhouse gas emissions profile

Australia’s new climate legislation is a historic breakthrough and a substantial step in the right direction, but is still not stringent enough to help the world keep global warming to below 2 degrees C, according to a major analysis of the country’s climate actions, released here today by the Climate read more...

Emissions and CO2 concentrations at record highs: Developed countries ambition stalled while developing countries gearing up to act

In this update the Climate Action Tracker provides some insights from the workshops and other material presented by countries at the on-going climate talks in Bonn. Despite the recent financial recession, global CO2 emissions in the energy sector grew by 10% overall over the past 5 years, from about 30 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...

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