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Climate Action Tracker launches new decarbonisation data portal Mar 2017 - The decarbonisation data portal allows comparison across sectors under different scenarios: historical; the Paris Agreement’s emission reduction pledges; the CAT’s “current policy projection” scenario, “best-practice” examples, and the presently available 2˚C pathways (the latter will be updated once the new generation of Paris Agreement-compatible 1.5°C pathways are published later in 2017).
A turnaround of global greenhouse gas emission trends on the horizon – regardless of Pres. Trump Feb 2017 - Recent developments, particularly in India and China, give hope that the rise of global coal use has permanently stopped, and growth in global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions can reverse much earlier than thought only two years ago.
Major challenges ahead for Paris Agreement to meet its 1.5°C warming limit Nov 2016 - Press release from the Climate Action Tracker Read the full analysis from the Climate Action Tracker Watch the press release webcast Marrakech—10 November 2016 – 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 1.5°C warming limit over… Read More
Trump ist Risiko für die internationale Klimapolitik Nov 2016 - Die Wahl von Donald Trump als neuer Präsident der USA stellt für die internationale Klimapolitik ein großes Risiko dar, mit direkten Auswirkungen sowohl auf nationaler Ebene für die USA als auch für den gesamten internationalen Klimaverhandlungsprozess im Zuge des Paris Abkommens. Trotz Vorbehalten des amerikanischen Kongresses setzte die Regierung unter Präsident Barack Obama mehrere Klimaschutzmaßnahmen… Read More
Trump’s election is a high risk for international climate policy Nov 2016 - The election of Donald Trump as President of the USA poses a high risk to international climate policy with implications on the national level for the USA and for the broader international climate process around the Paris Agreement.
As the Paris Agreement enters into force, the hard work starts now Oct 2016 - The new international climate change deal, the Paris Agreement, will probably enter into force just 11 months after its adoption. But with the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, the work is only just beginning.
Mit dem Inkrafttreten des Klimaschutzabkommens von Paris fängt die Arbeit erst an Oct 2016 - Das Klimaschutzabkommen von Paris tritt aller Voraussicht nach nur 11 Monaten nach der Verabschiedung in Kraft. Aber mit dem Inkrafttreten des Abkommens fängt die Arbeit erst an.
The road ahead: How do we move to cleaner car fleets Sep 2016 - Zero emission vehicles need to take over car market to reach 1.5°C limit: analysis
Deutsche Energiewende müsste nach Paris beschleunigt werden Sep 2016 - “Die Energiewende müsste erheblich beschleunigt werden, um die Ziele des Pariser Abkommens zu erfüllen”, sagte Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne auf dem 11. Deutschen Energiekongress am 7.9.2016 in München. Das Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen hat als Ziel, die Erderwärmung auch “weit unter 2°C” zu begrenzen und Anstrengungen zu unternehmen, sie auf 1.5°C zu begrenzen. Dazu müsste Deutschlands Energiewende beschleunigt werden.… Read More
Inaugurational lecture: Time window for action to limit climate change is closing rapidly Sep 2016 - Press release Wageningen, September 1, 2016 – The window of opportunity for limiting climate warming up to 2°C is closing rapidly. However, a reinforcing upward spiral of national government policy, non-state actions and transformative coalitions will be essential even after the Paris agreement, if dangerous climate change is to be avoided. This optimistic, but critical… Read More
Climate Transparency: G20 not yet on the necessary transition from a “brown” to “green” economy Sep 2016 - Press release from Climate Transparency Beijing, 1 September 2016 — The G20 needs to make more effort to move to a green, low-carbon economy, especially in the areas of coal power expansion and climate policy, but is beginning to head in the right direction. This is the key result of a comprehensive assessment of G20… Read More
2°C Budget bereits in 2030 fast überzogen – Artikel im Fachmagazin Nature Jun 2016 - Nationale Klimaschutzzusagen (NDCs) müssen deutlich erhöht werden, um die globalen Klimaschutzziele des Pariser Abkommens einzuhalten. Das geht aus einem neuen Artikel im Fachmagazin Nature hervor.
Publication in Nature: Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2°C Jun 2016 - The Paris climate agreement aims at holding global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to “pursue efforts” to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To accomplish this, countries have submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) outlining their post-2020 climate action. Here we assess the effect of current INDCs on reducing aggregate greenhouse gas… Read More
2°C carbon budget almost depleted by 2030 under Paris contributions – paper in Nature Jun 2016 - Individual national contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will need to be strengthened in order to limit future climate change to “well below” 2°C and “pursuing efforts” to limit it to 1.5°C, according to a new assessment.
Publication in Local Environment: The transformational potential of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Tanzania: assessing the concept’s cultural legitimacy among stakeholders in the solar energy sector Mar 2016 - While energy-sector emissions remain the biggest source of climate change, many least-developed countries still invest in fossil-fuel development paths. These countries generally have high levels of fossil-fuel technology lock-in and low capacities to change, making the shift to sustainable energy difficult. Tanzania, a telling example, is projected to triple fossil-fuel power production in the next… Read More
Presseerklärung: Pariser Abkommen verpflichtet Deutschland zu schnellerer Energiewende Feb 2016 - Presseerklärung vom 23. Februar 2016 Pariser Klimaabkommen verpflichtet Deutschland zu weit schnellerem Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Download der Studie Analyse: Deutschland muss Energieversorgung bis spätestens 2035 komplett auf Erneuerbare umstellen Berlin, 23. 2. 2016 – Als Folge des internationalen Klimaabkommens von Paris muss Deutschland seine Energieversorgung weit schneller komplett auf Erneuerbare Energien umstellen als bislang geplant.… Read More
What the Paris Agreement means for global climate change mitigation Dec 2015 - On 12 December 2015, 195 countries made history when they agreed the first truly global international climate change agreement, marking a major milestone in a political process that has spanned decades. What is the significance of the agreement for the future of climate change mitigation efforts? NewClimate Institute reflects on the implications of the 2015 Paris Agreement for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Paris Agreement: stage set to ramp up climate action Dec 2015 - 12th December 2015 Click here for briefing. 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 specifies… Read More
Climate Action Tracker: Climate pledges will bring 2.7 of warming, potential for more action Dec 2015 - Press release from the Climate Action Tracker Climate pledges will bring 2.7 of warming, potential for more action Paris-8 December 2015 – 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… Read More
Climate Action Tracker: Coal plant plans could wipe out hope of holding warming below 2°C, and threaten achievement of INDCs Dec 2015 - Press release from the Climate Action Tracker Paris – 1 December 2015 – 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 (CAT) at the Paris… 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.
Innovative Financing for the Adaptation Fund (AFB29) Mar 2017 - Climate Policy Analyst, Ritika Tewari, presented the findings of the ‘Innovative Financing for the Adaptation Fund: Pathways and Potentials’ report at the 29th Adpatation Fund Board meeting that took place during the 16th and 17th March in Bonn, Germany. Read the full report
Innovative financing options for the Adaptation Fund Nov 2016 - Carsten Warnecke from NewClimate Institute presents at COP22 in Marrakesh on innovative financing options for the Adaptation Fund. 09 November 2016, 11:30 Mediterranean Room, COP22 Livestream
Updated analysis of current climate policies and mitigation scenarios Nov 2016 - Takeshi Kuramochi from NewClimate Institute presents at COP22 in Marrakesh on current climate policies and mitigation scenarios of major emitting countries. 08 November 2016, 16:30 EU Pavilion, COP22 Side event flyer
Comparing the ambition level of INDCs Nov 2016 - Niklas Höhne presents at COP22 in Marrakech on ambition in INDCs. 08 November 2016, 16:30 EU Pavilion, COP22 Side event flyer
Sectoral approaches for NDC implementation Nov 2016 - Thomas Day presents from Marrakech at COP22 on sectoral approaches for NDC implementation. 07 November 2016 EU Pavilion, COP22
INDC preparation process and countries’ progress Nov 2016 - Takechi Kuramochi presents from Marrakech at COP22 on the INDC preparation process and countries’ progress. 07 November 2016 Marrakech, COP22 For further presentations held at the side event see UNFCCC SEORS
Narrowing the emissions gap: contributions for renewable energy and energy efficiency activities Dec 2015 - Niklas Höhne presents from Paris at COP21 on the the 1Gt Coalition report: Narrowing the emissions gap.
Global Good Practice Analysis 2.0 – Methodology and key findings Dec 2015 - Marie-Jeanne Kurdziel of NewClimate Institute presents at COP21 on “Good Practice Analysis 2.0 – Methodology and key findings”. Monday, 7th December, Moroccan Pavilion.
Lessons learned from INDC preparation Dec 2015 - Niklas Höhne presents from Paris at COP21 on the lessons learned from INDC preparation, and the INDC process as a catalyst for enhanced national climate action
Impacts of non-state and subnational action Dec 2015 - Niklas Höhne presents from Paris at COP21 on the impacts of non-state and subnational action for climate change mitigation. 07 December 2015 12:00, German Pavilion, COP21
Impact of the Clean Development Mechanism Dec 2015 - 02 December 2015 Thomas Day of NewClimate Institute presents at COP 21 on “The impact of the Clean Development Mechanism – Quantifying the current and pre-2020 mitigation impact of the CDM”. Wednesday, 2 December, 12.00, German Pavilion.
An overview of the status quo, prospects and outlook of market mechanisms Dec 2015 - 02 December 2015 Carsten Warnecke of NewClimate Institute presents at COP 21 on “The status quo, prospects and outlook of market mechanisms”. Wednesday, 2 December, 12.00, German Pavilion.
Progress towards good practice policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Dec 2015 - 01 December 2015 Takeshi Kuramochi of NewClimate Institute presents at COP 21 on “Progress towards good practice policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions”. Tuesday, 1 December, 18.30, EU Pavilion, Room Luxemburg.
Best practice indicators at the sectoral level and where countries stand Dec 2015 - 01 December 2015 Sebastian Sterl of NewClimate Institute presents at COP 21 on “Best practice indicators at the sectoral level and where countries stand”. Tuesday, 1 December, 18.30, EU Pavilion, Room Luxemburg.
Assessing impacts and benefits – relevance of co-benefits for NAMAs and INDCs Dec 2015 - 01 December 2015 Frauke Röser of NewClimate Institute presents at a side event in the German Pavilion at COP 21 in Paris on “Assessing impacts and benefits – relevance of co-benefits for NAMAs and INDCs”.
Measuring progress and completing the deal – Climate Change 2015: Building Agreement Towards 2°C, Paris and Beyond Oct 2015 - 26 October 2015 Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute presents at the 19th Annual Chatham House Climate Change Conference on “Climate Change 2015: Building Agreement Towards 2°C, Paris and Beyond”. Chatham House Conference
Lunch presentation: Development of 2°C compatible investment criteria Oct 2015 - 21 October 2015 Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute presents at a lunch event hosted by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) at the margins of the UNFCCC ADP negotiations on the development of 2°C compatible investment criteria.
Trends of results based finance (RBF) Sep 2015 - 07 September 2015 Carsten Warnecke of NewClimate Institute presents on the trends of results based finance (RBF) at the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Workshop on Carbon Finance. See the UNFCCC event page