Which Countries Are Most Responsible for Climate Change?

Leveraging data from World Resources Institute’s CAIT Climate Data Explorer, the dynamic graph which you can see if you click on the image ...

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According to this very important report (pdf):

Deadline 2020 presents the first significant pathway for relating the ambition of the Paris Agreement to action on the ground.

This would allow C40 cities, representing 650 million people and 25% of the world’s GDP, to deliver individual emissions trajectories consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.

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This is the slide presentation (pdf) that we recently (December 2016) gave at a meeting of the Toronto Climate Action Network.



Special report from Climate Action NOW

  • Canada’s inadequate emissions target means that we are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at dangerously high levels.

  • Unless the government rapidly reduces its emissions in the future, Canada will contribute emissions to the global effort at a level that will have world temperatures increase to the dangerously high 3.5 Celsius mark above pre-Industrial Era...

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According to Oil Change International, Canada does not need new pipelines, in spite of repeated misleading claims by the oil industry.

That’s the conclusion of a new Oil Change International (OCI) analysis showing that Canada has ample pipeline Capacity to export all existing and under construction oil production to market from western Canada. The analysis suggests that industry has manipulated its forecasts to perpetuate an ongoing myth of pipeline constraints in order to...

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To give an indication of the carbon budget implications of the INDC scenarios, Figure 3.2 (on the right) shows the cumulative CO2 emissions implied by the INDC scenarios until 2030. Figure 3.2 shows that under the INDC scenarios, the IPCC CO2 budget for limiting warming to below 2°C with at least 66 per cent probability will be close to depleted by 2030,...

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  • World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4oC this century, even with Paris pledges
  • 2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2oC 
  • Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by cities, companies and civil society

London, 3 November 2016 – The world must urgently and dramatically increase...

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Although this infographic implies that there is one carbon budget, the fact is that there are several budgets depending upon the...

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