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China Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Rising consumer and/or industrial demand for energy intensive products and services; (b) Dependence on fossil fuels as energy sources, especially coal and oilCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions China has experienced rapid economic development, urbanization and industrialization for over three decades since its commencement of Reform and Opening Up Policy....

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Canada Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Rising consumer and industrial demand for energy-intensive products and services; (b) Dependence on fossil fuels as energy sources, especially oil; (c) High energy use of government supported development policies and programs (Tar sands)Current level of greenhouse gas emissions As of 2014, Canada’s national inventory reported 732 megatonnes (Mt) of carbon...

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Brazil Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Rising consumer and/or industrial demand for energy-intensive products and services; (b) Deforestation; (c) Changing peoples’ behavior; (d) Political and economic crisesCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions According to the analysis of Panorama Brazilian Emissions Current—Trends and Challenges of Climate Observatory, derived from the System Greenhouse Gas Emission estimate (SEEG), the...

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Australia Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Dependence on fossil fuels as energy sources, especially coal; (b) Political opposition to climate change legislationEmission Reduction Challenges Australia has a long history of coal mining, and many jobs are tied to the coal industry. This has created concern over the economic effects of moving toward cleaner energy sources. However...

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Argentina Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Challenges to Emissions Reduction: (a) Rising consumer and industrial demand for energy; (b) Dependence on fossil fuels as an energy sourceCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Argentina is one of the highest emitters of greenhouse gasses (GHG) in Latin America and accounts for around 1% of global emissions. Total emissions for the country were...

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Ukraine Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: Treaty has been Ratified The Paris Agreement has been ratified by the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) on the 14th of July. The relevant bill №0105, sponsored by President Petro Poroshenko, was supported by 279 out of 335 MPs registered in the session hall on the day of the vote. The reason why Ukraine became...

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Japan Ratification Status

The Paris Agreement, signed by the Government in New York in April, will be submitted to the Diet for its approval and ratification. Initially, the administration was planning to start the ratification process in 2017; however, influenced by the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, they currently aim to get the approval from the Diet by the end of this year. In...

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Russia Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: Low The intention of the Russian Federation to ratify the Paris Agreement has been announced at official meetings and in interviews, by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin and the President’s special representative for the climate, Mr Alexander Bedritsky. Fighting climate change is high on the national agenda and supported at the government level. At the...

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Poland Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: Low To date, Poland has not ratified the Paris Agreement. In 1989, Communism collapsed in Poland and the country shifted to democracy. This democratic nation now has a President, a Prime Minister, and a Parliament. The Constitution, established in 1997, assigns power to separate parts of the government so they...

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South Korea Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: High South Korea has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement but has been making commitments to green practices since signing the agreement in April. The South Korean government is in the process of finalizing its 2030 Roadmap for Reducing Greenhouse Gases. By 2030, Korea plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37%...

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