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Press release - CAT COP28 briefing
Publication date 05 Dec 2023

Despite their promises, governments have not taken enough action to drive down warming projections, with some instead turning to false solutions such as CCS to continue the world's reliance on fossil fuels, the Climate Action Tracker said as it released its annual warming update at COP28.

Release: State of Climate Action report finds progress lags on every measure except EV sales
Publication date 14 Nov 2023

Global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are failing across the board, with recent progress made on every indicator — except electric passenger car sales — lagging significantly behind the pace and scale that is necessary to address the climate crisis, according to the State of Climate Action 2023 report.

Microsoft error or external attack causing disruption to email communication across the climate change community
Publication date 27 Oct 2023

From 17-28 October, to our knowledge any email with the NewClimate URL was unjustifiably quarantined by Microsoft email servers without any notice, regardless of who sends or receives the email.

Press release - CAT briefing: What will it take for countries to get their power sectors on track for 1.5°C?
Publication date 19 Sep 2023

The Climate Action Tracker today released a new analysis of progress across 16 countries in fossil gas, coal and renewable power, showing a mixed bag of progress with some signs of hope.

Press release - CAT briefing: COP28 must focus on oil and gas phase-out, not distractions like CCS
Publication date 08 Jun 2023

An immediate halt to new oil and gas investments and a phase-out of production should be the focus of the COP28 climate summit this year, as the sector is acting like there's a goldrush, not a climate crisis, the Climate Action Tracker warned in its latest briefing.

Press Release – Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023
Publication date 13 Feb 2023

The climate strategies of 24 of the worlds’ largest ‘climate leader’ companies are wholly insufficient and mired by ambiguity. These are the findings of the 2023 Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor, conducted by NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Carbon Market Watch.

Major Dutch companies’ climate pledges fall short of what is needed for Paris Agreement
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

Berlin, 5 July 2022 – New analysis published today shows that major Dutch companies only commit to reduce their emissions by 19% by 2030 on average, falling far short of the requirement to halve emissions by 2030 according to this year’s IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report. This is the first comprehensive analysis of 29 Dutch companies and financial institutions based on a study commissioned by Milieudefensie. The research was conducted by NewClimate Institute and evaluates 21 companies operating in the real economy and 8 financial institutions to determine the transparency and integrity of their...

Press Release – Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Publication date 07 Feb 2022

The headline climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies in reality only commit to reduce their emissions by 40% on average, not 100% as suggested by their “net zero” and “carbon neutral” claims, according to a new analysis. These are the findings of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor released today, conducted by NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Carbon Market Watch. I

Climate Opportunity: More Jobs, Better Health, Liveable Cities
Publication date 09 Sep 2018

Quantifying the benefits of climate change mitigation measures in buildings, transport and energy supply Full Report, Summary & Methodology The Climate Opportunity report investigates the economic, social and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities. Enhanced policies and measures for residential building retrofits, bus networks and district-scale renewable energy can generate millions of jobs, save billions of dollars for households, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to ambient air pollution worldwide. The analysis is based on the development of...

Reducing food waste and changing diet could drastically reduce agricultural emissions
Publication date 24 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 briefing here . Agriculture accounts for roughly 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and as much as 50% of non-CO 2 emissions, at 5–6 GtCO 2 e/year. To limit warming to 2°C [1] , we need to reduce non-CO 2 agricultural emissions by at least 1...

What the G20 can achieve on climate
Publication date 04 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 in a G20 consensus have emerged after President Trump announced on 1 June that the US would withdraw from the climate treaty. The ripple effect some feared following the US exit has so far failed to materialise. It remains unclear whether the other 19 members of the G20 – which include major emitters and fossil fuel exporters – can maintain common ground and continued commitment to the goals of the Paris...

Climate Action Tracker: It only takes a few countries to kick-start energy system decarbonisation
Publication date 20 Apr 2017

2 Page Summary Infographic Policy Summary Technical Report 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 new electricity installations in 2015, was a result of strong actions by just a few countries, according to “Faster & Cleaner 2: kick-starting global decarbonisation,” released by the Climate Action Tracker and the Climate Works Foundation...

Whose international climate proposal is more ambitious?
Publication date 06 Apr 2017

When countries put forward their climate proposals for the Paris Agreement, they were asked also to explain why these are ambitious. Countries found many ways to make their case: For example, the USA stated that its new proposal requires faster reduction than their earlier one. The EU declared that it wants to decrease emissions until 2030 by at least 40% since 1990, more than most other countries. China wants to peak its emissions before 2030 at a lower level (per capita) than for example the USA. If countries use different ways to describe their ambition, how do we know if one is more...

Trumps Klimapolitik würde Länderbewertung für USA von „mittelmäßig“ auf „ungenügend“ herabsetzen
Publication date 31 Mar 2017

Die neue Verfügung von US Präsident Trump zur „nationalen Energieunabhängigkeit“ wird dazu führen, dass die USA ihre Zusage für das Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen verfehlen, so der Climate Action Tracker. Das Konsortium, das hinter dem Climate Action Tracker steht, würde die USA dafür von „mittelmäßig“ auf „ungenügend“ abwerten. Bei voller Umsetzung der Verfügung würden die Treibhausgasemissionen der USA in 2025 und 2030 etwa so hoch sein wie heute und nicht—entsprechend der Zusage der USA zum Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen—13% unter das Niveau von 2014 sinken. Die noch unter der Obama Regierung...

Major challenges ahead for Paris Agreement to meet its 1.5°C warming limit
Publication date 10 Nov 2016

Press release from the Climate Action Tracker Read the full analysis from the Climate Action Tracker 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 the next two years in the lead-up to 2018. The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has evaluated the starting point for this process and found there has been little progress on national climate policies in the eleven months since the Paris Agreement was adopted. Government pledges and climate action commitments made under the...

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