Track 0 has joined a new initiative calling for scaled up climate finance from all interested parties to complement commitments of public funds made by Governments. Along with Ceres, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Climate Bonds Initiative, E3G, SynTao Green Finance and Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, we propose that there are 3 key actions to help plug in essential infrastructure […]
A joint Presidential communique on climate change, between the Chinese and the French Presidents has called for a long-term goal in the international Agreement expected out of Paris by the end of this year. The statement, published on the 2nd of November 2015, states that: “3. China and France emphasize that the Paris agreement must send […]
In the wake of Pope Francis’ Laudato’ Si Encyclical and the Islamic Leaders Declaration, the Dalai Lama and 14 Buddhist leaders from across the world have issued a Buddhist statement on climate change, calling on world leaders to spur a global, low-carbon transformation by phasing out fossil fuels and phasing in 100% renewable energies. “We […]
Track 0 has put together an October briefing for those who want the latest on which countries, cities, businesses and individuals support the operationalisation of the 2/1.5ºC maximum temperature rise target with a long-term goal. You can read or download the briefing here Our usual tracking tables for countries, cities and regions, business, campaigns and individuals […]
Track 0 has been busy supporting groups of key actors to include the long-term goal in their work, including the UN Major Group for Children and Youth and the Major Economies Forum in New York last month. Find out about what we’ve been working on and progress in support for the long-term goal here.
Energy modellers at Track and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) say governments must pledge to reduce emissions further, and draw on their report ‘Who’s Getting Ready for Zero?’ to demonstrate that zero is possible. The 1st of October 2015 marks the deadline for countries to submit their emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030, known as INDCs […]
This week leaders from all over the world will be gathering in the city of New York to gavel through the latest agreement between states, civil society and business which creates 17 ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) with 169 targets for how to achieve those goals between 2016 and 2030. These SDGs are an extension and […]
Read Track 0 CEO Farhana Yamin’s article on the sustainable development goals and climate change ahead of the leaders summit in New York on 26th September here.
For this week 11’s countdown to Paris blog, Track 0 has brought together an update on the many campaigns now calling for a long-term goal to be included in Paris. They use different wording but a common feature is the desire to decarbonise the global economy by mid century. Some are calling for climate neutrality while […]
Over the last week the world has seen the launch of two declarations launched at the Heads of State level; both focussing on the need for Heads of State to take action on climate change that includes: Phasing out fossil fuels to allow for a full decarbonisation of the global economy An ambitious and universal […]