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Global Spotlight Report #56: Passenger Car Trends
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Global Spotlight Report #56: Passenger Car Trends

Introduction A typical passenger vehicle emits approximately 4.6 metric tonnes of CO2 per year. This assumes that the average gasoline vehicle on the road today has a fuel economy of approximately 22.0 miles per gallon and travels approximately 11,500 miles per year. There are many old cars on the road that still reflect these kinds...

Global Spotlight Report #55: Loss and Damage
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Global Spotlight Report #55: Loss and Damage

Introduction The concept of Loss and Damage (L&D) is a generic term defined as ‘the consequences of climate change that go beyond what people can adapt to on their own or when options exist but a community does not have the resources to access them’. The term has been in vogue since formation of the...

Global Spotlight Report #53: First Climate Progress Measurements
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Global Spotlight Report #53: First Climate Progress Measurements

Introduction Climate Scorecard is embarking on an exercise to develop proxy measures that can reflect the status of country-level emissions. As most of you know, the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% has been endorsed by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and by UNFCCC; and yet there is a lack of...

Global Spotlight Report #52: The Youth Voice
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Global Spotlight Report #52: The Youth Voice

Introduction In Post 52 we asked Climate Scorecard Country Managers to gather information and report on the views of youth towards climate change issues in their countries. We asked them to focus on the extent of similarities and differences between the climate voices of youth and those of adults, and variations of opinion within the...

Global Spotlight Report #51: Natural Gas
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Global Spotlight Report #51: Natural Gas

Introduction Post 51 focuses on the theme of natural gas usage and its implications for greenhouse gas emissions. We asked our Country Managers to answer the following related questions: How much natural gas does my country use each year? Has this amount increased, decreased, stayed the same over the past decade? Is there any correlation...

Global Spotlight Report #49: Climate Progress Reports
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Global Spotlight Report #49: Climate Progress Reports

Introduction The goals for countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050 have been endorsed by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and by UNFCCC. And yet there is a lack of agreement on how to measure this progress and what indicators to use. This is...

Global Spotlight Report #48: Climate Justice
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Global Spotlight Report #48: Climate Justice

Introduction In Post 48 Climate Scorecard Country Managers identified the leading climate justice issues facing their countries. Who is affected and why? What makes them vulnerable to the impact of climate change? What types of policies and programs have countries put in place to address the needs of at-risk populations? Have these policies been effective?...

Global Spotlight Report #47: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Global Spotlight Report #47: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

Introduction In this report we asked our Country Managers in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to identify up to 3 game changing events that affected the level of emissions (up or down) in their countries in 2021. These events could include the development of new policies, the ending of existing policies, a new program, new...

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