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Plans for German liquefied natural gas terminals are massively oversized
Publication date 13 Dec 2022

The study compares Germany's plans for the expansion of LNG import infrastructure with the actual need for imports. The analysis concludes that Germany's plans are massively oversized and not compatible with the path to climate neutrality. Germany's climate protection goals require a significant reduction in gas consumption, and the planned infrastructure either risks large financial losses due to low utilisation, or calls into question compliance with the path to climate neutrality.

Pläne für deutsche Flüssigerdgas-Terminals sind massiv überdimensioniert
Publication date 08 Dec 2022

Die Studie vergleicht die Pläne Deutschlands für den Ausbau der LNG-Importinfrastruktur mit dem tatsächlichen Bedarf an Importen. Die Analyse kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass die Pläne Deutschlands massiv überdimensioniert und nicht mit dem Pfad zur Klimaneutralität vereinbar sind. Deutschlands Klimaschutzziele verlangen eine deutliche Reduktion des Gasverbrauchs und die geplante Infrastruktur riskiert entweder große finanzielle Verluste durch eine geringe Auslastung, oder stellt das Einhalten des Pfads zur Klimaneutralität in Frage.

Development finance in the land sector: tracking progress towards Paris alignment
Publication date 06 Dec 2022

A rapid and far-reaching transition of the food system is critical to achieving the 1.5C objective of the Paris Agreement. Development finance institutions have the potential to help drive that transition. This report provides an analysis of relevant development finance institution policies, including sectoral and country strategies with reform recommendations for the way forward.

Decarbonisation in the global steel sector: tracking the progress
Publication date 02 Dec 2022

We evaluate the progress of the global steel sector towards decarbonisation through identifying and monitoring key progress indicators aligned with latest literature and assessing, and quantifying emission reduction targets and implementation plans of steel companies.

Making finance consistent with climate goals?
Publication date 16 Nov 2022

One year after the founding of GFANZ, this report takes stock of asset owners and managers climate commitments, how asset management decisions relate to emissions in the real economy, and what institutional investors are doing to implement their climate strategies.

Net Zero Tracker: Recommendations and current realities
Publication date 15 Nov 2022

Evaluating how regions, cities and large companies are tracking against the recent UN Expert Group's recommendations on the net zero targets of non-state entities.

The Climate Change Performance Index 2023
Publication date 14 Nov 2022

Developed by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN, the CCPI analyses and compares climate change mitigation efforts across 59 countries (plus EU as a whole). Together these countries account for 90 percent of global emissions. The index aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enable comparison of mitigation efforts and progress made by individual countries.

Global Climate action 2022: Landscape, performance, and potential of international initiatives
Publication date 11 Nov 2022

We find that the overall performance of existing initiatives has declined in recent years. The new sector initiatives launched around COP26 have large emission reduction potential, but strong political leadership, effective progress tracking and implementation on the ground are required to realise the potential.

No more fuel to the fire
Publication date 11 Nov 2022

This report was developed under the Clean and Affordable Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) project, analysing the impacts and long-term policy implications of the global energy crisis on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

CAT Global Update: Massive gas expansion risks overtaking positive climate policies
Publication date 10 Nov 2022

New Climate Action Tracker analysis finds that the goldrush for gas continues and is counterproductive to the Paris Agreement.

Coal phase-out and just transitions
Publication date 10 Nov 2022

We examine the impact of coal transitions on workers, communities, and corporations in several European countries and explore the processes, policies, and programmes implemented to manage the transition, drawing lessons for our partners in China.

Long-term scenarios of Thai energy transition and socioeconomic implications
Publication date 08 Nov 2022

This report analyses key transition strategies in power, transport, and industry sectors that steer the Thai energy sector towards a carbon neutral pathway. The long-term term energy scenarios suggest that decarbonizing the energy sector is not only feasible but would also bring benefits to Thai economy, increase energy security, strengthen environmental sustainability, and reduce air pollution and health-related impacts.

NewClimate Institute at COP27
Publication date 31 Oct 2022

The 27th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC took place from 7 November - 17 November 2022. NewClimate Institute was present in Sharm el-Sheikh participating in multiple events and releasing new analyses.

Aligning Policy-Based Finance with the Paris Agreement
Publication date 27 Oct 2022

Various public development banks provide countries with unearmarked budget support associated with various policy reforms through a lending instrument known as policy-based lending. These banks have not yet adopted an approach on how to align this lending with the Paris Agreement and current practice does not prevent undermining countries’ just transitions to global carbon neutrality by 2050. This paper discusses this lending type and provides recommendations for reform.

The Emissions Gap Report 2022
Publication date 27 Oct 2022

As climate impacts intensify, the Emissions Gap Report 2022 "The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies" finds that the world is still falling short of the Paris climate goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid an accelerating climate disaster. The report looks at how to deliver this transformation, through action in the electricity supply, industry, transport and buildings sectors, and the food and financial systems.

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