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Politics Stands in the Way of a Green America
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Politics Stands in the Way of a Green America

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard United States Country Manager Nathan HolmanBackground In the first six months of his presidency, President Biden has made substantial progress undoing the damaging environmental policies of the Trump administration. The new President has re-instated science experts on review boards, reneged the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and...

The Conflicting Goals of Reducing Poverty and Reducing Carbon Emissions at the Same Time in South Africa
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The Conflicting Goals of Reducing Poverty and Reducing Carbon Emissions at the Same Time in South Africa

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Andrew John Hall South Africa is already considered to be living on the edge, in terms of climate. Much of the country is arid or semi-arid and the whole country is subject to recurring droughts and floods. South Africa is faced with a difficult...

Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels in Saudi Arabia and the Lack of a Feasible Plan to Increase Renewable Energy
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Continued Dependence on Fossil Fuels in Saudi Arabia and the Lack of a Feasible Plan to Increase Renewable Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad Ellaboudy   The biggest challenge for implementing the policy of increased Renewable Energy Capacity Program include continued dependence on fossil fuels energy sources and the small share of renewable energy in the nation’s total energy consumption. The majority of Saudi...

Russia’s Largest Obstacle: An Outdated Fuel and Energy System
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Russia’s Largest Obstacle: An Outdated Fuel and Energy System

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov Emissions from motor vehicles is a major obstacle to achieving the Russian goal of reducing energy intensity of GDP by 25% by 2025 and reducing automobile emissions by 60% by 2030. Currently, motor vehicles in Russia run mainly on petroleum products. Only about...

Nigeria’s Government Failure to Follow Through on Important Climate Goals and Its Economic Dependence on Fossil Fuel Exports
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Nigeria’s Government Failure to Follow Through on Important Climate Goals and Its Economic Dependence on Fossil Fuel Exports

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenThe Nigerian government has made some bold claims regarding reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. They have pledged “…to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030, when compared to “business-as-usual” levels. This pledge rises to 45% on the condition of international support” (Carbon...

Mexico’s Significant Obstacles: Lack of Energy Policy Accountability; Lack of Environmental Leadership and Accountability; Insufficient Allocation of Financial Resources
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Mexico’s Significant Obstacles: Lack of Energy Policy Accountability; Lack of Environmental Leadership and Accountability; Insufficient Allocation of Financial Resources

Submitted By Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Pablo David Necoechea Porras This text aims to identify the most significant obstacles Mexico faces in combatting climate change and reaching the country’s Climate Commitment Goals of reducing emissions by 22% in 2030 and 50% in 2050. Scientific evidence and environmental impacts recorded by recent events have changed the...

Japan’s Continued Reliance on Fossil Fuels Poses Largest Climate Obstacle
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Japan’s Continued Reliance on Fossil Fuels Poses Largest Climate Obstacle

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Japan Country Manager Yun Tzu-LinLast October, Prime Minister Suga pledged Japan’s intentions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 and achieve a decarbonized society. Reaching this 2050 goal will require steep emission reductions by 2030. However, a major obstacle to this goal is Japan’s continued...

India’s Challenges: Lack of Promised External Financial Resources and Greater Internal Investment in Climate Technologies
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India’s Challenges: Lack of Promised External Financial Resources and Greater Internal Investment in Climate Technologies

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra Pandey India has been seized of the climate change issues and its impact both nationally and internationally, implementing collective action to avoid the tipping point of global warming. It is also a signatory to Paris Climate Agreement (2015) and has made commitments to...

The Biggest Obstacles for Ukraine Climate Policies: Lack of Needed Capital Investment and Widespread Corruption
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The Biggest Obstacles for Ukraine Climate Policies: Lack of Needed Capital Investment and Widespread Corruption

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasiia Bushovska The biggest obstacle for Ukraine in reaching its climate goals is in the lack of needed economic resources. For the gradual transition to a climate-neutral economy, Ukraine needs 102 billion euro of capital investment through 2030. There is currently no plan on how...

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