Comment on Paris compatibility of “Plataforma” scenarios

NewClimate Institute was asked to write a comment on the Paris compatibility of the energy sector scenarios developed under the Plataforma Escenarios Energéticos Argentina 2040 initiative. The comment discusses how global pathways towards Paris compatibility can be broken down to countries and sectors, highlighting the relevance of the energy sector. Read More

Paris Agreement Rulebook: Huge achievement but alone grossly insufficient

The adoption of the Paris rule book at COP24 in December 2018 was a historic moment for climate diplomacy, but it alone will not save the climate. The adoption shows that multilateralism can work – that countries can make joint decisions even in an era of rising populism. But the pace of decisions is by far too slow to effectively meet the objectives of the Agreement. The world needs ambitious climate action to have chance to stay within the 1.5°C limit. Read More

NDC Update Report November 2018 – Ambition: Taking a long-term perspective

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this edition is “Ambition”: We look ahead and explore whether governments are ready for the next round of pledges and where support and preparation could focus. Read More

Four Ways Development Banks Can Support the Paris Agreement

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) can play a critical role in limiting climate change and helping communities adapt to its impacts. Since 2011, they have provided nearly $200 billion in finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation (so-called “climate finance”). The World Bank Group’s recent announcement that it will increase its climate-related investments means this number is likely to grow. Read More

Toward Paris Alignment: How the Multilateral Development Banks Can Better Support the Paris Agreement

This report describes a new Paradigm for Multilateral Development Banks to contribute to the fight against climate change, and provides recommendations on how the MDBs can transition from the current Climate Finance Paradigm to the new Paris Alignment Paradigm. Read More

Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries – Analysis of current climate policies and mitigation commitments: 2018 update

This report provides an overview of projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 25 major emitting countries/regions up to 2030, taking into account the emission trajectories based on current policies and the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Read More