Equitable emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement

Climate Action Tracker Equity Update Briefing 2017

Published: 19/09/2017

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has updated its effort sharing methodology to reflect the increase of climate mitigation required to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5˚C long-term temperature limit, and the most recent literature published about equitable emissions reductions and the most recent emissions trends. This briefing introduces the new rating system and the methodology behind it. 

The CAT gives a transparent way of comparing mitigation targets and proposals with the many interpretations of what is fair. Our rating system evaluates the adequacy of emissions levels resulting from emissions reduction pledges and current policy projections against effortsharing benchmarks for each country. Since 2009, the CAT has continuously enhanced the rating method and coverage of data. This update evaluates whether targets’ emissions levels are compatible with the more ambitious Paris Agreement long-term temperature limit and reflects the most recent literature published about equitable emissions reductions and the most recent emission trends.

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