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Only 16 countries are even aiming to reach their Paris targets

The Paris Agreement was always fake news

Only 16 countries have set domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are clearly at least as ambitious as their pledged contributions to the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published today (29 October 2018)…

Who are these environmental stars and global suckers?

The 16 countries with targets in national policies and laws that are compatible with their NDCs are:

Algeria, Canada, Costa Rica, Ethiopia,

Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, FYR Macedonia,

Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, Papua New Guinea,

Peru, Samoa, Singapore and Tonga.

“We found only six countries that have set economy-wide targets beyond 2030 in their NDCs – Iraq, Cameroon, Brunei, Armenia, Bhutan and Palestine. Only 16 countries plus the EU currently look beyond 2030 in their national laws, policies and directives…”

The committee writing the report seems to have a thing about “economy wide” targets probably because they are the most expensive, profligately wasteful and pointless schemes, like the Australian carbon tax which cost $5310 per ton of carbon reduced. Economy wide schemes punish sectors which are already efficient, don’t cut much carbon, but they do employ many friends of Big Government.

The report was done by ..”the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, both at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the World Resources Institute.”

I don’t think they realize how useful this kind of report is for skeptics.

h/t Pat, ClimateDepot

Nachmany, M. and Mangan, E. (2018) Aligning national and international climate targets, London School of Economics and Political Science. http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/targets/

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46 comments to Only 16 countries are even aiming to reach their Paris targets

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    Roy Hogue

    What ??? I would have thought it would be 97% of all countries in the world. Is sanity starting to leak out from some secret container somewhere and infect national leaders?

    If so I want to know where that sanity container is so I can dump a couple of thousand gallons of it directly on California. Not that we really need it of course. ;-)

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    Timo Soren

    Norway has a massive supply of Hydro and Gas. Little need of co2 reductions. However, they have a law now binding them to 2020 goals (completely accomplished by buying credits from other countries. CET’s. In other words, they will just use some Natural Gas money to buy some idiotic credit and not do anything.

    Then by 2020, they will attempt to achieve a 2030 target which, of course won’t happen. It is all virtue signalling that will cost them for a bit until they realize they are being foolish.

    The Canadians are mostly repealing their voluntary provencial engagement in carbon tax and I doubt Trudeau will survive any application of such.

    In addtion, up to 2020 Canada has the following:
    https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/federal-regulatory-management/government-wide-forward-regulatory-plans.html
    for which I can’t find one future regulatory plan that impacts their glorious climate laws.

    Here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action.html

    you will find the only thing they are attempting is a carbon tax, that will not end up being used.

    In Japan, about the only thing they are doing it “calculating” the GHG emissions. They have something called J-credit scheme, but for the life of me I believe it is just a advertising gimmic to say companies are being ‘green’. I would love to hear from someone that knows something about this process. As far as I can tell it does nothing.

    So my opinion, in summary is the only three countries that could possibly afford to do anything are ‘fake newsing’ it.

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    Leonard Lane

    How about that? Looks as if the Green Blob is in fast decay on the downhill run. If so, this would be such good news to think that these $billions might go to help people in real need: Those that are ill, hungry, caught in war, strife, homeless, etc..

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    tom0mason

    So Jo,

    “The report was done by ..”the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, both at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the World Resources Institute.””
    in reality that should be …

    The report was done by ..”the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Propaganda Unit, and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics by Spending OPM Policy, both at the London School of Left-Wing Economics and Fabian Political Science, and the ‘Withholding World Resources Institute’.”

    That should fix it for you :-)

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    robert rosicka

    Noticeable the number of third world countries on the list .

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      You mean the developing nations on the receiving side of the UNFCCC’s climate ‘reparations’?

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      Bill In Oz

      Yes ! look at the list ( Algeria,Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia,FYR Macedonia,

      Malaysia, Montenegro, Papua New Guinea,Peru, Samoa,and Tonga. None of these countries have the bureaucratic capacity to implement the Paris Accords.. There being in the list is just virtue signaling..We are the “Holly ones” who believe and so will be saved…

      That means that only Canada, Japan, Norway & Singapore sre the only nations with the ability and will to actually abide by the Paris treaty…

      Ummmmm says Hanrahan..”We all be Rooooooned “

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        OriginalSteve

        Interestingly, Japan was talking seriously about acquiring nuke weapons, and week later got nailed by the Fukishima incident.

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        yarpos

        I wonder how Singapore squares off operating on the worlds biggest oil refineries with its Paris compliance (whatever that means). As usual Oz just shovels stuff on to ships with no added value, Singapore has no resources and operates a refinery supplying dependent countries across the region, including us.

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    Dennis

    Remember, Australia is The Lucky Country.

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      PeterS

      Not for much longer sad to say if we keep going the way we are.

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        robert rosicka

        Third world status well we have third world broadband and a third world education system and pretty soon our electricity will become third world as well .

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      Hivemind

      Remember the phrase “The lucky country” was always meant to be irony.

      Another good phrase is, “We deserve the politicians we vote for”

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    Mark M

    France – home of the Paris Climate Hoax — emitted 6.7% MORE carbon (sic) in 2017 than 2016!

    France is lagging on 8 out of 9 climate targets, watchdog warns

    http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/09/17/france-lagging-8-9-climate-targets-watchdog-warns/

    … The OECD wants CO2 prices to be 300% higher.

    That’s the Organization for Economic … Development. Sheesh.

    Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change: OECD

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oecd-carbon/global-carbon-prices-too-low-to-combat-climate-change-oecd-idUSKCN1LY19A

    It begs the question: How high must a carbon (sic) tax be before said carbon (sic) tax successfully ‘combats’ its first summer heatwave?

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      theRealUniverse

      “Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change: OECD” too low, Wall St. needs more income to offset all the money lost in toxic derivative scams..get real.

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      Graeme No.3

      Mark M:
      Germany has installed 29,900 wind turbines (and lots of solar PV panels) at enormous expense. Their overall CO2 emissions are the same as in 2009. Yet both our major Parties are shouting how keen they are on renewables.

      It has become increasingly obvious that the Coalition cannot and will not do anything about electricity prices before the coming election in Victoria for fear of ‘upsetting voters”. How being decisive about cutting the costs of living would turn off the average voter is beyond me, nor do I see it dragging down the guy who is ‘leading’ the Liberals. Then they will waffle until the NSW election is lost, and by that time it will be too late to do anything. So they will go into the Federal election endorsing Labor’s (dubious) claim that more renewables will reduce electricity bills. They won’t, but when people are desperate for change they will grasp any hope. Look at the result in Brasil.

      The likelihood is for a big majority for Labor not a minor one. After that? The Liberals will disintegrate. This will be the last Liberal government in Canberra, and with Labor in charge in Qld., NSW, Vic. and WA probably elsewhere. Of course the Liberals are in power in SA and Tasmania, thanks to each trying to recover from 16 years of Labor induced disasters but having a real problem improving their economies. That should indicate to the remaining Liberals how long they may have to stay around waiting for the white limousines again.
      It is far more likely that the machinations of such as Photios and Pyne will make them unpopular and unelectable. When there is a major blackout, even a series of blackouts, then support for Labor and their failed policies will slump but voters will switch to Parties not associated with the current farce in Canberra.

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    tom0mason

    As has been reported quite a few times before, the confidence levels expressed (and even more so in the Summary For Policy Makers) have little or no absolute meaning. Confidence level is just a statement of faith not substance. They may as well be asked how much of the reports do they believe! Confidence, like faith and belief are not needed in science — what is truly needed is real verified observations.
    See https://principia-scientific.org/un-ipcc-meaningless-mental-masturbation/

    Quote from this article –

    The IPCC report writing process is wholly subjective. As climatologist Judith Curry explained five years ago, when IPCC personnel declare they are 95% vs 90% confident about something, there’s no math behind those numbers.

    Here’s part of an exchange she had back then with a journalist:

    JC: The 95% is basically expert judgment, it is a negotiated figure among the authors. The increase from 90-95% means that they are more certain. How they can justify this is beyond me.
    Reporter: You mean they sit around and say, “How certain are you?” “Oh, I feel about 95 percent certain. Michael over there at Penn State feels a little more certain. And Judy at Georgia Tech feels a little less. So, yeah, overall I’d say we’re about 95 percent certain.” Please tell me it’s more rigorous than that.
    JC: Well I wasn’t in the room, but [the] last report they said 90%, and perhaps they felt it was appropriate or politic that they show progress and up it to 95%.
    Reporter: So it really is as subjective as that?
    JC: As far as I know, this is what goes on.

    Effectively, what any politician says at one of these shindigs only lasts for the time that local events allow within each politician’s country. Especially so if the majority of the population within that country are not behind the politicians stance on the issue.
    As British PM Harold Macmillan supposedly said when questioned about the nature of broken political promises —

    “Events, dear boy, events.”

    As the planet cools ‘events’ shall overtake the imperatives of the IPPC, and all the worthless promises offered by our unknowledgeable, and unscientific political representatives and leaders will be rescinded.

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      Graeme No.3

      tomOmason:

      Actually the percentage certainty is calculated from 100 minus the percent still believing in AGW.

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    tom0mason

    Ho-humm in moderation again…

    (Rescued) CTS

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      PeterS

      Correct. They are building dozens of new coal fired power stations. So it appears the best way to meet our targets is to follow them and build dozens more coal fired powered stations too, right? Say that to the left (many in the LNP included) and watch them go skitzo. This nation is so sold on reducing emissions it’s not funny any more, it’s damn right criminal so much so it’s no longer an exaggeration to call those who want to keep reducing our emissions as terrorists.

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        el gordo

        We need to imitate our biggest trading partner.

        ‘China’s fossil fuel-based energy production is currently (2018) increasing 3.5 times faster than its renewables (wind and solar) energy production as the country phases out renewable subsidies and returns to building more coal plants.

        ‘According to the Institute for Energy Research, “Approximately 46.7 gigawatts of new and restarted coal-fired power construction has been spotted through satellite imagery.”

        Notrickszone

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          theRealUniverse

          It (China) also has one of the biggest hydro systems, the Three Gorges Dam. They know too well ‘unreliables’ arent cheap, they make the dam things from scratch.

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    Mal

    As I have said before, it’s the Parasites Climate Agreement.

    Most countries know this.
    There’s a an old joke.
    I stayed up all night to see where the sun sent. Then it dawned on me.

    For countries like Australia we may have to go through a period of darkness before it dawns on the masses.

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      Dennis

      In Australia it’s all about the majority of politicians prepared to fool as many of the people as they can while they cooperate with foreigners on socialism masquerading as environmentalism globalism.

      And there is far more too this than most suspect, with various behind the scenes activities that involve both major parties and their controllers, the links that bind them and their shared objective to control and manage Australia with no serious opposition.

      In The Bulletin Magazine (no longer published) during 2006 journalist Max Walsh wrote about union movement control of Labor with trained union executives joining as MPs, the website stopturnbull.com timeline of history reveals a number of times his long association with Labor associates, his ambition for a single governing party, and much more.

      Then consider the Goldman Sachs factor and where that leads in international circles, and to whom it leads.

      Australian Republican Movement makes no sense considering that the Commonwealth of Australia is already a sovereign nation, self governing and when the Constitution is upheld with no foreign interference such as by UN treaties used to get around the Constitution, in other words no referendum to ask the people for approval.

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        Dennis

        The website also explains that the Constitution has long been considered a badly flawed document, I suppose that means a roadblock against rogues?

        A voter referendum being passed on a republic would be the opportunity to revise that document.

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    PeterS

    Yes the report is very useful for us skeptics. It proves only a tiny proportion of the world is stupid enough to fall for the emissions reduction story. How come Australia is not on that list? Didn’t both Morrison and Shorten promise to meet said targets as well?

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    Robber

    Singapore on the list? They have 1.5 million barrels/day of oil refining capacity.
    Climate tracker rates Singapore as highly insufficient – commitments in this range fall outside the fair share range. Despite its high economic capacity, Singapore has a very weak climate target, which is it is likely to over-achieve without implementing any additional policies, so it needs to substantially strengthen its target to reflect its high economic capacity.
    Indonesia? Indonesian energy policy is going against the global trend where renewable capacity additions have overtaken coal. Indonesia’s new updated energy plan, released in 2018, foresees overall lower capacity additions than previously, but still adds 27 GW of coal-fired power in the next ten years and only 15 GW of renewables over the same period. Rating: highly insufficient.
    Japan? Highly insufficient.

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    theRealUniverse

    “Algeria, Canada, Costa Rica, Ethiopia,

    Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, FYR Macedonia,

    Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, Papua New Guinea,

    Peru, Samoa, Singapore and Tonga.”

    Yep these countries will make an enormous dent on the (non) warming. There represent real heavy industrialization so much CO2!! Huge quantities, all those ‘smoke stacks’ and SUVs.

    Especially the likes of Tonga, Singapore, Samoa, PNG, Guatemala, Costa Rica ..must be the worst!

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    theRealUniverse

    Indonesia’s contribution to globul war-mung – https://www.iceagenow.info/intense-activity-at-krakatau-volcano-video/

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    Kinky Keith

    A great phrase Jo.

    “Friends of Big Government”

    The average hard working Taxpayer probably has little awareness of the implications of that phrase but I’m sure most of us here can list a few connections.

    FOBGs

    * Do very well out of direct government employment. Ref bikies, consultants and unionists “working” at head office.

    * can hide behind altruistic slogans like “save the Planet” and just remember how many ways there are to save it.

    * Introduce modern technology for the benefit of mankind, especially in Australia where we are dumb enough to pay three times the real value of products like “electricity”.

    * can get jobs running government departments and universities as long as they are Religious and strictly follow the dictum of the Church of CAGW.

    These prompts are just a start to exploring the manipulation of honest, trusting voters who believe that Governments are always acting in the best interests of the Taxpayers.

    When our industrial base, apart from mining, is dynamited, discouraged and exported overseas with our coal we need to understand something.

    The Elites, both left and right, have won.

    We have been Enslaved.

    KK

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    [...] What do we have in common? Only 16 countries have set domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are clearly at least as ambitious as their pledged contributions to the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published today (29 October 2018)… [...]

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    Geoffrey Williams

    The research was done by ‘the Grantham research institute etc etc blah blah’ what a pompous bunch of beaurocrats. Who in their right mind would take any notice of this alarmist drivel?
    GeoffW

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    Mrs. Nova
    you may add Switzerland to the list. We belong to the imbeciles too, investing a lot of money into “saving the climate” ( to be pronounced in the original George Carlin voice! ).

    regards from the very early snow covered Swiss mountains, Fred

    https://www.bafu.admin.ch/bafu/en/home/topics/climate/state/data/co2-statistics.html

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      Kinky Keith

      Hi Fred,

      Sorry to hear that even Switzerland has been drawn into the Climate Change investment syndrome.

      My understanding was that the Canton system of more localised government might help to prevent the spread of bad ideas, but it seems wrong.

      As we all know, the use of renewables is supposed to be the start of a new era of future electricity generation.
      That’s the public face of it.
      The reality is that the Elites have set up a Trojan Horse at great public expense to enable them to overcharge for electricity services. The surcharge goes into their bank accounts and this devious operation is almost invisible to the poor electricity users.

      There is no economic future in Renewables.

      That industry is a Trojan Horse.

      Our governments have quietly enslaved us.

      RENEXIT now!!!!

      KK

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    Amazed UK not listed. UK government is fanatical with never ending renewable energy plants appearing everywhere.

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