More than 20 countries have "decoupled" their carbon emissions from GDP, showing that economies can grow while shifting to a low-carbon pathway. Nate Aden explains.
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Papua New Guinea formally submitted its "Nationally Determined Contribution" (NDC), committing to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. This first NDC submission marks a step forward in implementing the landmark Paris Climate Agreement.
The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change means it’s even more essential to spur the development of low-carbon technology, including technology to capture and store climate-warming carbon to keep it out of the atmosphere.
This working paper examines the first five years of U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Advanced Coal Technology Consortium, a collaborative effort by the United States and China to accelerate development on carbon capture and storage and other advanced coal technologies. It assesses...
China has unveiled its 13th Five-Year Plan, which will guide the country's economic and social development from 2016 through 2020. Its new climate and energy targets show that the country will continue its shift to a more sustainable growth model and deliver on its Paris Agreement commitments.
The Paris Agreement adopted last year reflects the collective vision of 195 countries, but it's just the start of a longer process. While the Agreement lays out goals, the ability to achieve them depends on the rules, guidelines and processes to be hammered out in the months and years to come.
Most of the discussion about the Paris Agreement focuses on countries' new climate plans, which are aimed at the post-2020 period. But the decisions made in Paris can also ramp up action in the short term, too.
The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change came under tough scrutiny from members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, but Dr. Andrew Steer said a clean energy economy would "create hundreds of thousands of more jobs, increase GDP and save families money on energy bills."
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Das Pariser Abkommen ist eine umfassende, rechtlich bindende Vereinbarung, um die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels im Rahmen des Völkerrechts zu bewältigen. Es steht damit in einer Reihe vergleichbarer Vereinbarungen, die politischem Willen auf höchster Ebene Ausdruck verleihen. Es stimmt, dass das Abkommen verbindliche und unverbindliche Elemente beinhaltet; insgesamt ist es jedoch auf Beständigkeit angelegt:...
The new international climate agreement comes into effect only after 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions sign onto it.