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Global Spotlight Report #42: Nuclear Energy
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Global Spotlight Report #42: Nuclear Energy

Introduction This Report provides information on approaches to the use of nuclear energy by leading greenhouse gas countries around the world. Climate Scorecard asked each of our country managers to report on the extent to which their countries relied on nuclear power as an energy source; whether their countries plan on expanding or reducing its...

Global Spotlight Report #41: Leading Obstacles to Emissions Reduction
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Global Spotlight Report #41: Leading Obstacles to Emissions Reduction

Introduction Post 41 identifies the biggest obstacles faced by leading greenhouse gas emitting countries in combating climate change and reaching Climate Scorecard’s two country climate commitment goals: (1) reducing emissions by 50% by 2030 and (2) becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In the last report we described how most countries are lagging behind these goals,...

Global Spotlight Report #40: Emissions Stocktaking
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Global Spotlight Report #40: Emissions Stocktaking

Introduction Post 40 is intended to provide an update on the status of efforts by leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to reduce emissions, and, more specifically, commit to Climate Scorecard’s five climate commitment goals: a commitment to the goal of reducing emissions by 50% by 2030; a plan for implementing its 2030 goal; a commitment...

Global Spotlight Report #39: Best Climate Practice Cities
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Global Spotlight Report #39: Best Climate Practice Cities

Introduction For Post 39 we asked our Country Managers to propose a city that exemplifies best climate policy and practice within their countries. To be chosen, the city needed to have in place at least one of the three following goals and actions: Has a commitment and a climate plan in place to reduce its...

Global Spotlight Report #38: NGO Best Climate Practices
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Global Spotlight Report #38: NGO Best Climate Practices

Introduction For Post 38, Climate Scorecard Country Managers in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries compiled a list of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their counties that are implementing “best climate practices”. The NGO needed to be locally based, and not the branch of an international organization. We felt that an NGO with local roots and support...

Global Spotlight Report #37: Renewable Energy Best Practice
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Global Spotlight Report #37: Renewable Energy Best Practice

Introduction In Post 37, Climate Scorecard Country Managers from leading greenhouse gas emitting countries provide descriptions of a best renewable energy practice in their country – what is it? How does it work? What technology is involved? What are the skills needed to implement it? Where does it take place? How many people use this...

Global Spotlight Report #36: Short-Term Emission Reduction Policy Recommendations
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Global Spotlight Report #36: Short-Term Emission Reduction Policy Recommendations

Introduction For Post 36, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to make short-term policy recommendations that would make a significant impact on achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a goal recommended by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Our Country Managers proposed a mix of new initiatives that will make...

Global Spotlight Report #35: Where Does Your Country’s Electricity Come From?
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Global Spotlight Report #35: Where Does Your Country’s Electricity Come From?

Introduction For Post 35, we asked Climate Scorecard Country Managers to describe where the electricity comes from that is consumed in their countries. What is the amount of total electricity consumption? How has consumption been trending since 1990, or at least over the last 10 years? What percentage of total consumption comes from coal, oil,...

Global Spotlight Report #34: Emission Level Changes Since 1990
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Global Spotlight Report #34: Emission Level Changes Since 1990

Introduction For Post 34, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to indicate the degree to which their country’s emissions have increased or decreased over time. One of the difficulties in doing this analysis was to find a common measure of comparison across countries since emissions are reported in different...

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