The World Still Isn’t Meeting Its Climate Goals

Notes: Charts show the carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions. Chart data is based on Climate Action Tracker’s December 2018 update. The group will make global data public next week. Climate Action Tracker’s analysis is based on emissions reported to the United Nations by each country. The global data accounts for greenhouse gas emissions and sinks from land-use and forestry, but individual country data does not include land-use and forestry adjustments because of uncertainty in accounting.

For each country, required emissions reductions for the Paris and 2°C scenarios are drawn directly from the latest available year of historical data to the final projected year under Paris agreement goals (2025 for the United States, and 2030 for other countries). The global two-degree scenario reflects a greater than 66 percent chance of limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. For individual countries, the two-degree range is defined by Climate Action Tracker based on a “Fair Share” calculation.

India has made several pledges under the Paris Agreement. The chart above reflects the goal of lowering emissions intensity of G.D.P. by 33 to 35 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

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