The COVID-19 pandemic could have been the decisive moment in the fight against climate change -- an opportunity for leaders to bail out the environment and pivot the planet toward a greener future. Instead, CNN has found that some of the biggest fossil fuel-producing countries are injecting taxpayer money into propping up polluting industries. And exclusive new data shows these decisions are taking the world a step closer to a climate catastrophe. This extensive CNN interactive feature is based on data from the Climate Action Tracker and features insights from Climate Analytics' CEO Bill Hare.
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In a new report, international climate change experts argue that South Korea will have to more than double its current emissions reduction target if it’s to shoulder its fair share of reductions while keeping its commitments under the Paris Agreement. “The important thing is for the Korean government to strengthen its 2030 emissions target to bring it in line with the Paris Agreement. Key to that is accelerating the supply of renewable energy as quickly as possible so that coal plants can be shut down within 10 years,” said Ursula Fuentes, a senior climate policy adviser at Climate Analytics.
A decade on from its creation, how successful is the Green Climate Fund in translating finance from rich countries into climate action for the most vulnerable? An article by Director of our New York office and Head of Implementation Strategies Laetitia De Marez in UNA-UK's report Climate2020.
South Korea is on track to set a 2050 carbon neutrality goal and end coal financing after its elections. Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter from Climate Analytics said “This is a clear mandate and opportunity for the party to implement these policies,” adding that for the Democratic Party to turn its promises into something credible it needed to take “concrete steps”, including updating its 2030 emissions target and developing a clear roadmap to phase out coal power.
International Women’s Day on March 8 is a chance to start solving a deep inequality: women are more vulnerable to climate change than men - commentary from Dr Adelle Thomas, senior research associate at Climate Analytics and director of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre, at the University of the Bahamas.