States, cities and businesses leading the way: a first look at decentralized climate commitments in the US

Authored by NewClimate Institute and The Climate Group and powered by CDP data, ‘States, cities and businesses leading the way: a first look at decentralized climate commitments in the US’ shows that the US can already meet half of its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement by 2025, if the 342 commitments included in the analysis are implemented. Read More

Discussion Paper: CDM Supply Potential up to 2020

Authored by NewClimate Institute, Lambert Schneider and Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, this publication forms part of a broader project, commissioned by the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA), with the primary objective to analyse the current situation and development of the international carbon markets. Read More

Potentials and Limitations of Different Requirements (Offsetting) in Bilateral and Global Carbon Pricing Systems

This report explores the introduction of carbon taxes with a national offset component and their interactions with other policy areas, and makes recommendations on this topic. In this task, the study focuses on the approaches Chile, Mexico and South Africa have chosen for elaborating their carbon taxes. Read More

Brown to Green Report 2017

The Brown to Green Report 2017 by Climate Transparency provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance, and decarbonisation. The report summarises and compares the findings presented in Climate Transparency’s country profiles for each G20 country (incl. the EU). Findings are based on publicly available data by renowned institutions. Read More

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2017

The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor ranks G20 member states on their current attractiveness as potential destinations for investments in low-carbon electricity infrastructure. It further considers their current and future investment needs in line with a trajectory compatible with the 2°C/1.5°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement. Read More

Foot off the gas: increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in

As part of its decarbonisation series, the Climate Action Tracker released an examination of gas in the power sector. The report 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. Read More

Increased reliance on natural gas risks an emissions lock-in – Climate Action Tracker

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. Read More

China, India slow global emissions growth, Trump’s polices will flatten US emissions

[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

Are countries ready for Article 6? Ethiopia – Case Study Research (SB46)

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. Read More

Vulnerability of CDM Projects for Discontinuation of Mitigation Activities (SB46)

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