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G20 should aim to improve credibility of emission pledges, say academics

G20 should aim to improve credibility of emission pledges, say academics


 

Countries, including members of the G20, need to strengthen the credibility of their emissions pledges at the Paris climate talks, a new report has said. The study, produced by the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, assessed emission reduction pledges from 180 countries against “key elements” for credibility, and found that most pledges from G20 countries were underpinned by at least “moderately supportive” policy and regulation. However, the emissions targets scored significantly lower in relation to transparency and the inclusiveness of the decision-making processes, and on the existence of independent public bodies on climate change. 

 

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