Rapid pace of national #climatechange laws gives hope for 2015 accord - report & campaign launch
The report says that legislation is progressing at a rapid rate, reflecting the fact that addressing climate change is being seen as firmly in the national interest. National achievements are often supported and in some cases the past by the legislation produced by subsidiary states and provinces. Major examples can be found in Canada and the United States. But the report warns that at the same time we must recognise that progress can be undone, witness the new attitude in Australia that could lead to a reversal of important legislative steps. Also, the laws enacted so far are not yet sufficient to limit emissions to a level that would cause only a 2°C rise in global average temperatures, which is the agreed goal of the international community.