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Long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies essential for next short-term steps May 2018 - Long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies are essential to plan short-term steps for greenhouse gas emission reduction and to set targets for the second round of nationally determined contributions. Such long-term strategies should focus on full decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals for each sector and the required financial resources to implement them. This blog provides reasons why.
NewClimate Institute’s contributions to Innovate4Climate 2018 in Frankfurt May 2018 - For the Innovate4Climate 2018 in Frankfurt during May 22-24, NewClimate Institute has several contributions. Find all information here.
Climate Action Tracker news: Country updates briefing published plus comprehensive homepage relaunch May 2018 - The Climate Action Tracker has released an update on 23 of the 32 countries whose development on climate action tracked is released. Also, as part of the respective project team, NewClimate Institute is proud to announce the relaunch of the homepage for the Climate Action Tracker.
NewClimate Institute’s contributions to Bonn UNFCCC meetings April/May 2018 Apr 2018 - NewClimate Institute's contributions to Bonn UNFCCC meetings April/May 2018
WORKSHOP: Integration of Renewables into the Argentinean electricity system Apr 2018 - Under the Ambition to Action project funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German government, NewClimate Institute organised a workshop with stakeholders on the integration of renewable energy technologies into the Argentinean electricity system.
Robust eligibility restrictions for offset credits are needed for CORSIA to truly compensate for the growth in aviation’s carbon emissions Mar 2018 - If airlines are allowed to use all available offset credits certified by programmes such as the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism and other voluntary standard bodies under a new global scheme to address international aviation emissions, the scheme will not truly compensate the sector’s growing CO2 emissions. To achieve the aviation scheme’s objective of carbon neutral growth, policy-makers must adopt robust criteria on the types of offset credits that are accepted. The rules should be designed to ensure that the scheme supports the development of new emission reduction projects or targets existing projects that would stop reducing emissions without further financial support. New research outlines the climate implications of various eligibility scenarios for offset credits.
Climate policy of new Merkel Government: Three steps forward – four back Mar 2018 - With the coalition agreement for a new German government under Angela Merkel, a major opportunity to realign German climate policy to the challenges of the Paris Climate Change Agreement has passed. The new coalition no longer aims to reach the German 2020 climate target in time. With this announcement, Germany officially steps down as an international climate champion and undermines the Paris agreement as a whole.
Klimapolitik im Koalitionsvertrag: Drei Schritte vor – vier zurück Mar 2018 - English version Mit dem Koalitionsvertrag von CDU/CSU und SPD ist eine große Chance vertan, deutsche Klimapolitik an den Herausforderungen des Pariser Klimaschutzabkommens neu auszurichten. Mit der Abkehr der großen Koalition, das für 2020 gesteckte Klimaziel tatsächlich auch in 2020 zu erreichen, gibt Deutschland nun offiziell die Rolle als internationaler Klimaschutzvorreiter auf und unterminiert damit das… Read More
Reducing food waste and changing diet could drastically reduce agricultural emissions Jan 2018 - 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 holistic approach. Read the full… Read More
Deutschland droht das Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen zu unterminieren Jan 2018 - Mit der Abkehr der potentiellen neuen großen Koalition vom Klimaziel für 2020 gibt Deutschland nun offiziell die Rolle als internationaler Klimaschutzvorreiter auf. Mit Ausnahme der Förderung der Erneuerbaren Energien im Stromsektor und einigen Energieeffizienzmaßnahmen im Gebäudesektor ist in allen Sektoren versäumt worden, wirksame Klimaschutzmaßnahmen umzusetzen, so dass deutsche Treibhausgasemissionen in diesem Jahrzehnt nicht weiter sinken… Read More
Ten key sectoral benchmarks in ten years toward the 1.5°C warming limit – Climate Action Tracker analysis published in Climate Policy Dec 2017 - Analysis by the Climate Action Tracker was published in Climate Policy, an international peer-reviewed journal, today. The paper identifies ten important, short-term sectoral benchmarks that key sectors need to take to help the world achieve the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit.
Improvement in warming outlook as India and China move ahead, but Paris Agreement gap still looms large Nov 2017 - While US climate policy has been rolled back under President Trump, India and China have moved ahead, making significant progress in climate action over the past year, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said today.
NewClimate Institute contributions to COP 23 Nov 2017 - Meet our climate experts at COP23, here's our full list of contributions.
Decarbonising the global steel and cement sectors requires more than zero carbon fuels—now Oct 2017 - 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 fuel combustion.
Climate Action Tracker launches new rating system Sep 2017 - The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has updated its government climate action rating system to better reflect the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C long term warming limit. The new categories help to highlight the adequacy and fairness of government climate commitments for the Paris Agreement.
What the G20 can achieve on climate Jul 2017 - On July 7-8 the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies will meet in Hamburg for a much awaited G20 summit. The German presidency has made climate change a key agenda item but cracks to a G20 consensus have emerged after President Trump announced on 1 June it would withdraw the US from the climate treaty.
Increased reliance on natural gas risks an emissions lock-in – Climate Action Tracker Jun 2017 - As part of its decarbonisation series, the CAT today released an examination of gas in the power sector. The report, titled “Foot off the gas: increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in”, warns that natural gas will have to be phased out along with coal, if the world is to limit warming to 1.5˚C, as spelt out in the Paris Agreement long term temperature goal.
NewClimate Institute contributions to Innovate4Climate May 2017 - Meet NewClimate's carbon pricing and climate finance experts in Barcelona during Innovate4Climate from 22 to 25 May 2017.
China, India slow global emissions growth, Trump’s polices will flatten US emissions May 2017 - [Press Release] Global leadership on climate is changing, with positive developments on coal use in China and India likely to reduce projected global carbon emissions growth by roughly two to three billion tonnes by 2030, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) said today. The recent, sweeping policy rollbacks by President Trump are unlikely to have a… Read More
NewClimate Institute contributions to Bonn UNFCCC meetings May 2017 May 2017 - NewClimate Institute contributions to Bonn UNFCCC meetings May 2017.
Where are we? 2050 Today: Philanthropic Priorities for Climate Action Jun 2018 - Niklas Höhne presented on "Where are we? 2050 Today: Philanthropic Priorities for Climate Action" at the ClimateWorks Foundation's "2050 Today" in San Francisco in 2018.
Costs and climate impact of offsetting emissions under CORSIA May 2018 - Carsten Warnecke, Thomas Day, Harry Fearnehough and Lambert Schneider presented on "Costs and climate impact of offsetting emissions under CORSIA" at the side event "Towards long-term national scenarios: Modelling meets policy" during the 2018 Innovate4Climate in Frankfurt.
Anchoring the climate agenda in countries: Analysing impacts beyond climate change May 2018 - At the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference, NewClimate Institute, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Climate Analytics hosted a side event on "Anchoring the climate agenda in countries: Analysing impacts beyond climate change". Find all contributions from the NewClimate Institute experts Markus Hagemann and Sofia Gonzales-Zuñiga here.
How do we get there? Policy perspective – current and good practice policies, opportunities to scale up mitigation action May 2018 - Takeshi Kuramochi presented on "How do we get there? Policy perspective – current and good practice policies, opportunities to scale up mitigation action" at the side event "Towards long-term national scenarios: Modelling meets policy" during the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB48).
Boosting non-Party climate action through Talanoa May 2018 - Katharina Lütkehermöller presented on "Boosting non-Party climate action through Talanoa" at a side event during the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB48).
PROSPECTS – A transparent energy and emissions tracking tool for developing countries – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Sebastian Sterl presented on “Prospects” a transparent energy and emissions tracking tool for developing countries, at the “How to strengthen the EU NDC?” side event during COP 23.
How to strengthen the EU NDC? Understanding the impact of sector-based policies – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Markus Hagemann presented on “How to strengthen the EU NDC?” at COP 23.
NDC Implementation – bridging the gap from climate change policy to sector approaches – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Frauke Röser from NewClimate Insitute presented at GIZ headquarters during COP 23. The event discussed NDC implementation by focusing on one of the main challenges: Alignment and coherence of sector policies and approaches with the national climate target and climate policies.
Assessment of NDCs and implemented policies – COP23 Nov 2017 - The Climate Action Tracker by NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics and Ecofys presents the ongoing activities on NDC and current policy assessment, country rating and decarbonisation indicators. Entire presentation (single countries below): China: EU: India: USA:
GHG mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Takeshi Kuramochi, Frederic Hans (NewClimate Institute), Michel den Elzen (PBL) and Nicklas Forsell (IIASA) presented findings from the 2017 Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries report at COP 23.
Are countries ready for Article 6? – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Ritika Tewari from NewClimate Institute presented findings from the Germany’s international cooperation on carbon markets report that is looking at Ukraine, Vietnam and Ethiopia readiness to implement Paris Agreement’s Article 6.
Climate equity and the Paris Agreement – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Bill Hare and Paola Parra from Climate Analytics and Lisa Luna from NewClimate Institute presented the Climate Action Tracker equity methodology at the “Climate equity and the Paris Agreement” side event in Bonn during COP 23. Introduction: Equity methodology: Equity update:
The Climate Action Tracker: Latest analysis for the global stocktake – COP 23 Nov 2017 - Niklas Höhne and Bill Hare presented the latest analysis of the Climate Action Tracker concerning the global stocktake at COP 23 in Bonn.
Overviews on the implementation of NDCs on a sectoral level (Innovate4Climate) May 2017 - Thomas Day from NewClimate Institute presented findings from eight briefing papers about coverage of sectors in NDCs and prospects for sector-driven implementation during the Innovate4Climate conference in Barcelona.
Vulnerability of CDM Projects for Discontinuation of Mitigation Activities (Innovate4Climate) May 2017 - Thomas Day from NewClimate Institute presented findings from the report "Vulnerability of CDM projects for discontinuation of mitigation activities" during Innovate4Climate in Barcelona.
CDM supply potential up to 2020 by project vulnerability of discontinuing abatement (Innovate4Climate) May 2017 - Thomas Day from NewClimate Institute presented preliminary results from the CDM supply potential up to 2020 by project vulnerability of discontinuing abatement during the Innovate4Climate conference in Barcelona.
Are countries ready for Article 6? Ethiopia – Case Study Research (SB46) May 2017 - Ritika Tewari from NewClimate Institute presented findings from a case study research at a workshop on Article 6 during the 2017 Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB46). The workshop’s objective was to foster an exchange on the development of market mechanisms in developing and emerging economies, and their integration in the framework of Article 6.
Vulnerability of CDM Projects for Discontinuation of Mitigation Activities (SB46) May 2017 - Thomas Day from NewClimate Institute presented findings from the report “Vulnerability of CDM projects for discontinuation of mitigation activities” during an official side-event at the 2017 Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB46). The report report looks at the vulnerability of CDM projects for discontinuation, as well as exploring options to support continued mitigation. Associated Publication Vulnerability… Read More
What does the Paris Agreement mean for climate policy in the Netherlands? Mar 2017 - Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne and Sebastian Sterl from NewClimate Institute presented findings from the report “What does the Paris Agreement mean for climate policy in the Netherlands?” at the Borgingscommissie Energieakkoord voor duurzame groei in the Hague on the 28th March 2017. Associated Publication What does the Paris Agreement mean for climate policy in the… Read More
Was müssen wir tun, um das Pariser Klimaabkommen umzusetzen? Mar 2017 - 25 March 2017, Bonn Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne, founding partner of NewClimate Institute, gave a presentation on how to implement the Paris Agreement at the “Jetzt. Klima. Wenden.” event organised by the Europagruppe Grüne.