All pages with keywords: targets

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 »


Walking alone? How the UK’s carbon targets compare with its competitors’

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Sam Fankhauser, Fergus Green, Michal Nachmany 18 March, 2014

The UK Government is reviewing the fourth carbon budget for the period  2023-27. The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the budget, which was originally legislated in … read more »


Durban has given a major boost to climate policy

Durban has given a major boost to climate policy

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 14 December, 2011

United Nations climate change conferences don’t of themselves cut greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiations about targets and texts cannot do that; only government policies that give incentives and require business investment … read more »


Why the EU should be cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020

Why the EU should be cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020

a commentary by Alex Bowen 4 July, 2011

On 5 July 2011, the European Parliament will be asked to endorse an increase in the European Union’s target for greenhouse gas reductions, from 20 to 30 per cent by … read more »


Thomas McDermott on Climate Bill

Thomas McDermott on Climate Bill

a commentary by Tom McDermott 11 November, 2010

Climate change is a real and significant threat to human welfare, particularly in the poorest parts of the world. While an effective ’solution’ to this threat will require global cooperation … read more »