Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global emission projections

This report assesses the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recovery measures on emissions out to 2030 and provide a framework for analysing the ‘greenness’ of recovery packages. Read More

Fair contributions versus fastest possible reductions

In this paper with Fraunhofer ISI, we argue that only the combination of assessments on “what is a fair contribution” and of “how much could emissions technically be reduced” can give sufficient guidance for national greenhouse gas emissions targets that are in line with the Paris Agreement. Read More

Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality

This guidance provides recommendations to policy makers on how to approach the development of a long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy (LTS) given the unique circumstances of individual countries in 2020, and future revisions thereof. Read More

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia

Growing coal capacity in Mongolia has direct impacts on human health: Operations of coal-fired power plants could cause 1,600 premature deaths / 42,000 years of life lost between 2020 and 2050. Around 70% of these negative impacts would be caused by new power plants not yet in operation. Read More

The Mongolian electricity sector in the context of international
climate mitigation efforts

Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity supply sector development in Mongolia on climate change targets and health impacts associted to air pollution from coal power plants. Read More

COP 25: The lack of consensus for international carbon market rules should not distract from domestic decarbonisation

In stark contrast to the overwhelming wave of optimism for climate action from school children, students, and civil society across the world throughout 2019, the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Madrid closed on Sunday 15th December 2019 with an underwhelming outcome – more damage control than progress on climate ambition. Read More

Serious issues in the negotiations on international carbon markets (Article 6) must be addressed to avoid undermining the Paris Agreement

In this blogpost, the NewClimate markets team provides recommendations for the imminent SB50 negotiations to guarantee that Article 6 ensures its mandate to promote ambition and avoid undermining global climate efforts. Read More

Setting a course for decarbonised shipping: An Eight Point Carbon Pricing Plan

To achieve the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, global emissions – including shipping – must peak as soon as possible and decline rapidly, reaching net-zero by around 2050. To help bring this about, this blog presents eight steps to guide the implementation of a levy for international shipping. 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