New insights from the Climate Action Tracker on ten vital short-term steps that must be taken to limit temperature from increasing above 1.5°C. The ten steps include:

  1. screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-11-47-41-amELECTRICITY: Sustain the growth rate of renewables and other zero and low carbon power until 2025 to reach 100% by 2050
  2. COAL POWER: No new coal plants, reduce emissions from coal power by at least 30% by 2025
  3. ROAD TRANSPORT: Last fossil fuel car sold before 2035
  4. AVIATION AND SHIPPING: Develop and agree on a 1.5°C compatible vision
  5. NEW BUILDINGS: All new buildings fossil-free and near zero energy by 2020
  6. BUILDING RENOVATION: Increase rates from <1% in 2015 to 5% by 2020
  7. INDUSTRY: All new installations in emissions-intensive sectors are low-carbon after 2020, maximise material efficiency
  8. LULUCF: Reduce emissions from forestry and other land use to 95% below 2010 levels by 2030, stop net deforestation by the 2020s
  9. COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE: Keep emissions at or below current levels, establish and disseminate regional best practice, ramp up research
  10. CO2 REMOVAL: Begin research and planning for negative emissions