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U.K., EU Lead G-20 Nations With Bold Climate Pledges

U.S. is assumed to maintain emission trend from its 2025 target (2030 goal unconfirmed). Saudi Arabia is striped to illustrate this is based on BAU emissions, as its NDC has no emission target.
U.S. is assumed to maintain emission trend from its 2025 target (2030 goal unconfirmed). Saudi Arabia is striped to illustrate this is based on BAU emissions, as its NDC has no emission target. BloombergNEF

The U.K. and EU-27 have the most ambitious emission targets of the Group-of-20 countries, finds a new BNEF report. If a new U.S. pledge only aligns with the trajectory of its 2025 target, it will be well behind its European peers. It could close the gap only with a goal at the upper bound of what it reportedly is considering. Evaluating goals is tricky as they use widely different structures, baselines and scopes.

See the full research report here