2020 Climate Change Emission Reduction Targets Campaign

The 2020 Climate Change Campaign is directed at getting governments to set new urgently needed short-term and long-term emission reduction targets. The short-term target is to strengthen pledges to the Paris Agreement by 2020 that aim at having countries be 1.5 degrees Celsius compliant by 2030. The long-term target is for countries to pledge by 2020 to be carbon-neutral by 2050, if not sooner.

Latest Country Spotlight Reports

Global Spotlight Reports

July 2019

For Global Spotlight Report #16 Climate Scorecard, we asked our country managers to provide a short-list of policy recommendations that their countries can follow that would decrease the temperature of the planet and ensure 1.5 degree compliancy.

May 2019

Climate Scorecard’s Global Spotlight Report #15 looks at the ways in which leading greenhouse gas emitting countries collect climate change data.

April 2019

In Global Spotlight Report #14, we asked our Country Managers to describe the efforts to reduce the use of coal in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries.

March 2019

For Global Spotlight Report #13 we asked our Country Managers to describe and rate a significant activity/event/ policy that had taken place in their countries since the beginning of 2019.

February 2019

For Global Spotlight Report #12, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to submit posts that identify and analyze one or two major policies that guide the use of their country’s energy resources.

January 2019

For Global Spotlight Report #11, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to submit posts that describe the most significant climate change event in their countries in 2018.

December 2018

In Climate Scorecard’s Spotlight Report #10, Climate Scorecard Country Managers offer recommendations for how their countries can best respond to the recommendations of the IPCC Report issued in October 2018.

November 2018

Climate Scorecard’s Global Report # 9 covers significant activities that affect greenhouse gas emissions in the countries that we cover.

October 2018

For Global Report # 8 Climate Scorecard Country Managers identified key issues affecting international climate finance in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries.

September 2018

For Global Spotlight Report # 7 Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to describe a significant climate change-related spotlight activity that took place in their countries during the period July-August 2018.

August 2018

For Global Spotlight Report # 6 Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to report on the status of efforts to address climate change adaptation, an often overlooked component of climate change policy.

July 2018

Climate Scorecard Global Spotlight Report # 5 highlights significant emission related activities that happened in May, 2018 in the leading greenhouse emitting countries plus the European Union.

June 2018

Climate Scorecard’s Global Report # 4 focuses on the Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement made by leading greenhouse gas emitting countries.

May 2018

April 2018

Climate Scorecard’s second report in its Global Spotlight series highlights recent noteworthy activities in 20 leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to reduce their emissions.

March 2018

0 Countries with Updated Pledges

Paris Agreement Pledges Must Be Stronger

The pledges made in 2015 are too low to prevent the planet from warming beyond the 1.5 degree Celsius tipping point that will result in widespread environmental and economic damage and loss of life. All countries must strengthen their pledges.

Status of Country Efforts in July 2019

to Support the Paris Agreement

0%
Moving Forward Countries that are making positive progress.
0%
Right Direction Countries that are showing promising activity.
0%
Standing Still Countries neither advance nor retard climate change.
0%
Falling Behind Countries taking steps to increase their emissions.

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