The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring a third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this worrying gap.
Up until 2040 the energy world will undergo a complete change: Renewable energies could play a dominant role in the global energy mix and a world wide climate regime with set CO2 targets could be established. Delphi Energy Future 2040 shows that the global transition to renewable energies does not only grant their affordability but also encourages their economical appeal. For this future outlook study, 350 experts from 40 countries were questioned about their estimation concerning the development of the global energy systems until 2040.
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants.
A new study finds that the greenhouse gas emissions that the world can emit in order to limit climate change to less than 2°C are severely limited, lending further urgency to the need to address climate change.
The PBL Climate Pledge INDC tool shows the impact of the emission reduction proposals (pledges or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) and policies, per country, on greenhouse gas emission projections for 2020 and 2030.