All pages with keywords: climate targets

Quantifying ambitions: how do countries’ domestic climate change targets align with their commitments to the Paris Agreement?

a commentary by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan, Georgina Kyriacou 29 October, 2018

To feed into the Talanoa Dialogue, the Grantham Research Institute and the World Resources Institute have been taking stock of the quantified climate targets set by different Parties to the Paris Agreement. read more »


Few countries have domestic targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that clearly match their pledges to the Paris Agreement

Press release 29 October, 2018

Only 16 countries have set domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are clearly at least as ambitious as their pledged contributions to the goals of the Paris Agreement, … read more »


Aligning national and international climate targets

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan 29 October, 2018

The quantified climate change targets in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and those in national laws and policies are compared in this brief, a submission to the Talanoa Dialogue. read more »


To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

a working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva 18 January, 2018

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. read more »


Policy Seminar | Joe Cranston Turner “Setting the fifth carbon budget: using evidence in policy making”

Policy Seminar | Joe Cranston Turner “Setting the fifth carbon budget: using evidence in policy making”

Policy Seminar Joe Cranston Turner 27 Jul 2016

Joe Cranston Turner, a Visiting Fellow and an Economic Advisor at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, will be the speaker at this seminar. read more »


Is the United States leading by example on climate change?

a commentary by Bob Ward 13 August, 2012

There has been much confusion ahead of the next round of international negotiations on climate change, which start at the end of this month, over whether the United States has shifted … read more »


Do climate targets work?

Do climate targets work?

a research article by Sam Fankhauser 19 October, 2011

It is only a small exaggeration to say that climate change policy is dominated by targets. Internationally, the emission reduction commitments of industrialized countries are the cornerstone of the … read more »


China risks overtaking Europe in green economic revolution

China risks overtaking Europe in green economic revolution

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 4 July, 2011

The European Parliament will on Tuesday be asked to endorse an increase in the European Union’s target for greenhouse gas reductions, from 20 to 30 per cent by 2020, compared … read more »


Temperature goals heat China climate talks

Temperature goals heat China climate talks

a commentary by Nicola Ranger, Alex Bowen 5 October, 2010

The Conservative party conference in Birmingham may be the focus of UK politics this week, but government representatives will be taking part in crucial discussions in China that could have … read more »