Reports in topic: Climate Change

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production.

This report discusses key findings by the authors that the potential carbon emissions from the oil, gas, and coal in the world’s currently operating fields and mines would take us beyond 2°C of warming. It then goes on to offer key recommendations to Governments that no new fossil fuel extraction or transportation infrastructure should be built nor be granted any new permits for them.

The incompatibility of high-efficient coal technology with 2 degrees scenarios

This report shows that high efficiency coal plants are incompatible with the goal to keep global temperature rises to under 2°C. The global carbon budget and the time remaining to reduce greenhouse gas emissions simply do not allow for replacement of retired coal plants with new more efficient coal plants, let alone construction of new coal plants, regardless of the technology.

Coal’s Lonely Lobbyists: The Growing Isolation of the Coal Mining Industry

This report is the result of a survey of more than twenty companies that have been removed from the National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity’s membership list. It reveals the beginnings of a mass exodus away from the coal mining lobby amid declining coal prices and withdrawal of the industry's social license.

Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission, published in The Lancet. However, the report provides comprehensive new evidence showing that because responses to mitigate and adapt to climate change have direct and indirect health benefits – from reducing air pollution to improving diet – concerted global efforts to tackle climate change actually represent one of the greatest opportunities to improve global health this century.