martes, 5 de octubre de 2010

UNEP Climate Pledges Site

The site presents the current country pledges and the remaining gap for reaching global climate change mitigation goals. The site and graphics will be continuously updated with new pledges, mitigation commitments and information from country parties.

 About the figures

Countries with pledgesAnnex I countriesNon Annex I countries
IPCC GHG reduction recommendation25% - 40 % below 1990 in 202015 % - 30 % below 2020 BAU in 2020
With current pledges11% - 16%



-17% in 2020 based on 2005 levels (low: 5.878 GtCO2eq; high: 5.878 GtCO2eq)
-83% in 2050 based on 2005 levels
-3% in 2020 based on 1990 levels


''In the range of 17%, in conformity with anticipated U.S. energy and climate legislation, recognizing that the final target will be reported to the Secretariat in light of enacted legislation.¹
¹The pathway set forth in pending legislation would entail a 30% reduction in 2025 and a 42% reduction in 2030, in line with the goal to reduce emissions 83% by 2050.''
"Both bills reduce GHG emissions by 83% in 2050. The Kerry-Boxer Bill reduces GHG emissions by 20% in 2020. The Waxman-Markey Bill reduces GHG emissions by 17% in 2020. The President Obama pledge is of 17%".
The 7th December 2009, the US EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson stated that “I’m proud to announce that EPA has finalized its endangerment finding on greenhouse gas pollution, and is now authorized and obligated to take reasonable efforts to reduce greenhouse pollutants under the Clean Air Act.”


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