The International Development Finance Club (IDFC) is the leading group of 26 national and regional development banks from all over the world, the majority of which are active in emerging markets.

Climate Scorecard is pleased to announce first annual National Climate Leader  Awards. These awards go to the men and women in leading greenhouse emitting countries  who are making a difference in the climate policies of their countries and the world.

Climate Scorecard is pleased to announce first annual National Climate Leader  Awards. These awards go to the men and women in leading greenhouse emitting countries  who are making a difference in the climate policies of their countries and the world.

Conservation, restoration, and improved management of forests are cost-effective solutions for large-scale reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removal of carbon from the atmosphere and thus help to hold the global temperature increase to well below 2.0°C or 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.

For Global Spotlight Report, Climate Scorecard asked Country Managers to describe a leading policy that, if fully implemented and/or scaled up, would help countries achieve emissions levels that are 1.5 degrees compliant by 2030 (as recommended in the latest Report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

A 2018 IPCC report titled Global warming of 1.5°C has estimated the amount of CO2 the world can emit to stay below 1.5°C global warming over pre-industrial levels. The world had already emitted about 2,200 Gt of CO2 from the dawn of the industrial revolution till 2017.

The world emitted 37 Gt of CO2 in 2018. If we include other greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as methane, it emitted more than 53 Gt of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in the same year.

The world is facing an existential threat. But it is also clear that without equity, ambition is not possible. The ongoing CoP25 must not duck this question any further says Centre for Science and Environment in its new position paper "COP 25: What the world must do"

As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, it is crucial to track progress towards globally agreed climate goals.

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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