The Climate Action Tracker report, published on the last day of September, assessed that few countries in the world are in the right direction to reduce carbon emissions, despite the commitment signed under the Paris Agreement, in 1024. Of the 36 countries evaluated, in addition to the European Union, only The Gambia meets all the requirements needed to limit climate change to 1.5 °C by the middle of this decade.
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The new report is a partnership between the research institutions Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute. In it, researchers reveal that even countries with good goals are not on the right track to achieve them, while other countries have not even presented solid commitments to 2030. In developing countries, policies for financing clean energy projects are not even close to what is needed to change this scenario.
The Climate Action Tracker arrives more than a month after the UN published the 6th Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), by which more than 130 scientists issued a red alert for the climate crisis. In addition, the new analysis arrives before the next round of UN climate negotiations, which will take place between the end of October and the beginning of November.
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Climate scientist Bill Hare, Climate Analytics CEO and co-author of the new analysis said that a growing number of people around the world are already suffering from the increasingly severe and frequent impacts of climate change. “But government action continues to lag behind what is needed,” added Hare. of land, international financial support, and emission targets — and whether these targets represent a sufficient amount. Dos 36 countries evaluated, only the Gambia, a small country in West Africa, appears to have taken sufficient measures to increase the use of renewable energy.