2015 Global Climate Legislation Study

Grantham Institute / by Michal Nachmany, et al.
http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/2015-global-climate-legislation-study/

[Business Green]  Three quarters of global emissions are now limited by national targets, researchers say, raising the prospect of a credible climate change deal being agreed later this year.

The 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study covers 98 countries plus the European Union, which together are responsible for 93 per cent of global emissions.

Of these nations, a total of 53 countries, including the 28 EU member states, have national targets that set either absolute or relative limits on annual emissions of greenhouse gases across their economies.

Lead author Michal Nachmany of the Grantham Institute said the scale of covered emissions would give observers more confidence in the carbon cutting pledges countries will make ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris this December…

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