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Climate Action Tracker Update: No major movement towards lowering emissions before the UN climate talks in Bonn

07/29/2010 – Three days before the start of the next round of UN negotiations on climate change in Bonn, actions pledged globally on reductions of greenhouse gas emissions give virtually no chance to limit global mean temperature increase to below two degrees Celsius. That is the result of the latest analysis by the so-called ‘Climate Action Tracker’, an online climate policy assessment system developed by Ecofys, Climate Analytics and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Reduction proposals by the big developed and developing countries have not changed since the last update of the 'Climate Action Tracker'. The calculations still point to a virtual certainty of exceeding 1.5°C, with global warming by 2100 very likely to rise above 2°C and even a 50 percent chance of exceeding 3°C.

However, analyses on several countries with significant reduction proposals, among them Bhutan and Papua New Guinea, where added to the Tracker. Bhutan pledged to stay carbon neutral. Papua New Guinea pledged to significantly reduce its emissions. New countries in the middle of the ambition range include Singapore and Israel.

For more details click on press release by Climate Action Tracker: http://www.climateactiontracker.org/pr_2010_07_29.pdf


Website: http://www.climateactiontracker.org/

The Climate Action Tracker is a web-based assessment system that shows how the commitments of each country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions contribute to total reductions globally. It also provides climate model projections that estimate the effect of the resulting global emissions pathway on global warming.

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