Our Climate Scoreboard has been broadcasting the state of global climate commitments since 2009. At the Copenhagen climate negotiations “Climate Scoreboard” and its readings were found on a confidential draft of the Copenhagen Accord that was leaked to the Guardian. In the years since, even with negotiations in Cancun and Durban, the results of the Climate Scoreboard have changed negligibly. Below David Spratt at the blog Climate Code Red recently reviewed the tool. As ever, the scoreboard calls for more ambitious action, as we work towards the day when the gap between climate proposals and climate goals is closed.
David Spratt, Climate Code Red (May 29, 2012)
This chart needs no explanation. The Climate Scoreboard is an online tool that allows the public to track progress in the ongoing negotiations to produce an international climate treaty. The Scoreboard automatically reports, on a daily basis, whether proposals in the treaty process commit countries to enough greenhouse gas emissions reductions to achieve widely expressed goals, such as limiting future warming to 1.5 to 2.0°C (2.7 to 3.6°F) above pre-industrial temperatures. And users can explore the analysis behind the numbers. At time of posting, the scoreboard projected an increase in global temperature of 4.5°C by 2100.