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  • If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge

    15/04/2015
    Japan could be able to meet its—as yet unofficial—2030 emissions reduction target of 20% below 2013 levels by 2030 without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today. The country is currently in the process of preparing its planned climate action for the Paris climate agreement, so called Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). The target, reported by ...
  • New flexibility roadmap to prepare power systems for high share of variable energy

    13/04/2015
    A new roadmap outlines major steps in the transition to power systems that are primarily reliant on variable renewable resources. The “Power Systems Flexibility Strategic Roadmap”, created by Ecofys for the European Copper Institute, suggests how to overcome key challenges related to the new level of flexibility needed to maintain system stability and reliability. Next to analysing the role of de...
  • Policy options database to increase GHG reduction ambition

    08/04/2015
    A database of policy options could provide focused guidance for developing new policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before 2020. In a recently published report for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastucture and Environment, Ecofys recommends the set-up of such a new database to support policy makers in identifying appropriate policies to exploit the potential for GHG reduction in their countries. ...
  • Climate Action Tracker rates Russian INDC “inadequate”

    07/04/2015
    The Climate Action Tracker analysed the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) that the Russian Federation submitted last week and has rated the commitment “inadequate”. The Climate Action Tracker provides an independent scientific assessment of climate policies. It has developed a comprehensive method of simultaneously assessing the “fairness” and “below 2˚C compatibility” of governme...