The main message from both ranking exercises is that no country is doing enough, though some things never change: Germany stays at the top, and Poland at the bottom.
To be a real climate leader, you need to reduce emissions in all sectors...
To get to 1.5 °C, countries need to tackle emissions in all sectors, so they cannot ignore their forests. NGOs have ranked countries’ position on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), but when you combine it with their position on LULUCF, you get a full picture of how countries are doing.
To go to NGO ESR ranking, visit www.effortsharing.org
|New Position||Country||Combined ESR & LULUCF score (out of 100)||Position Changes|
The more LULUCF flexibility you allow, the less emissions you reduce
The Commission proposed that Member States be allowed flexibility to use LULUCF credits to offset up to 280 million tons (MT) of emissions from other sectors. Member States such as
Sweden are proposing this should be less – a more moderate 140 MT. This would be the equivalent of taking an extra 140 million cars off the road. Countries such as Austria think it should be a catastrophic 425 MT, meaning that the agriculture sector would only have to reduce its emissions by 1 per cent!