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  • Climate Action Tracker: Australian Energy “Green Paper” at odds with 2°C target

    Monday last week, the Australian Government released a “Green Paper” as part of the development of its new Energy White Paper. The paper foresees a future strong growth in coal use globally over the next several decades, and in particular assumes rapid increases in coal demand from Asian economies. The paper proposes to align Australian government policies to facilitate accelerated approval of dev...
  • Science Based Targets Initiative launched at New York Climate Week

    At the New York Climate Week, CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF have launched the Science Based Targets Initiative to drive ambitious corporate climate action. The initiative aims to support companies in setting science-based GHG reduction targets in line with the latest scientific scenario that would limit global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. E...
  • Project realises significant energy savings in 2000 buildings in Amsterdam, Budapest and Sofia

    In the STACCATO project, Ecofys and 21 partners have helped to improve the energy performance of over 2000 buildings in the capitals of the Netherlands, Hungary and Bulgaria. The project investigated the challenge of retrofitting apartment blocks and now offers evidence-based solutions to support urban planning. On parts of the retrofitted buildings, sustainable measures such as solar panels, so...
  • Climate Action Tracker: rapid phase out of coal essential, but not enough to stay below 2°C warming

    A rapid phase out of coal as an electricity source by 2050 would reduce global warming by 0.5°C, according to the Climate Action Tracker, in an update released today ahead of the Ban ki-Moon climate summit. The Climate Action Tracker, put together by research organisations Climate Analytics, Ecofys, and the Pik Potsdam Institute, has calculated that under current Government policies, the world is ...