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Fossil gas: a bridge to nowhere

The war in Ukraine and energy crisis have shown that a green energy transition is important for energy security as well as for climate change. While there is growing consensus on the need for a power sector coal phase-out, fossil gas has largely flown under the radar.

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The Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker provides independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against the Paris Agreement goal of holding warming well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

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Renewable energy transition in sub-Saharan Africa

Africa has 60% of the world’s best solar resources and a unique opportunity to capitalise on its low levels of fossil fuel infrastructure and growing demand for clean, affordable energy.

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Climate risk dashboard

The Climate Risk Dashboard (BETA) allows you to explore future impacts from climate change as the world warms. Pick a geography, select one or several scenarios and explore corresponding impacts.

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Why gas is the new coal

Gas is not a bridging fuel – it’s a fossil fuel. To reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C temperature goal, governments, investors and finance institutions must treat gas like coal and target it for swift phase-out.

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1.5°C national pathway explorer

Explore emission pathways in line with the Paris Agreement for different countries and 1.5°C compatible benchmarks for individual sectors.

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Why offsets don’t work: new analysis

Why offsets don’t work: new analysis

The impact of the Australian government allowing fossil fuel companies access to unlimited offsets – especially from the land sector – would give a green light to new coal and gas production, lead to a continued rise in emissions and threaten Australia’s ability to meet its climate targets, according to new analysis released today.
10 February 2023

South Korea’s gas problem

South Korea is heavily investing in gas-fired power generation, raising concerns that this approach to energy policy will lead to increased costs, as it overlooks cheaper forms of generations – like renewables – and increases the country reliance on overseas fossil fuel imports.  
27 March 2023


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Loss and Damage

Here we provide key resources on loss and damage, including scientific studies and briefing materials relating to the UNFCCC policy process.


Solar radiation modification (SRM), is presented by some as an option that may help to limit global temperature rise. However, SRM cannot address the root causes of anthropogenic climate change – the continued emissions of greenhouse gases. Investing precious time and resources in this critical decade to explore SRM technologies distracts from the urgent need to step up mitigation efforts to halve emissions by 2030.  
On the road to net zero, coal and fossil gas generation need to be phased out urgently. This report develops a 1.5°C compatible pathway for fossil gas generation in South Korea’s power sector a phaseout schedule for the country’s gas fleet.  

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The Bahamas at risk from 1.5°C temperature rise

The Bahamas at risk from 1.5°C temperature rise

Dr. Carl-Freiderich Schleussner says to St Vincent Times “If temperatures rise over this limit, there is still an option we can bring them back down again if we can get to net zero emissions and get carbon out of the atmosphere.”

10 March 2023

Africa's Gas Bubble

Africa's Gas Bubble

Climate Analytics head of climate policy analysis, Deborah Ramalope, comments “The rush for African gas is a temporary measure that will likely leave countries financially burdened by infrastructure that will not be needed,” on the Africa's Gas Bubble.

05 March 2023