All major emitting countries are implementing policies to reduce emissions, drive clean energy investment and improve energy efficiency. This is driven by a range of factors including the need to reduce local and global air pollution, avoid environmental degradation, improve energy security and build new industries and employment opportunities. This map provides a summary of high-level national actions on climate change and a good point to start researching the facts.
What becomes obvious is that while countries representing over 80 % of global emissions have now committed to reduce or limit greenhouse gas emissions, the current commitments on the table mean the world is still heading for 3-4 degrees of global warming. A lot more needs to be done to keep rising temperatures within manageable boundaries!
The map, which works based on a color code for a first impression, gives country specific details at mouse-over at national levels.