Moving forward with implementing climate plans under the Paris Agreement
When considering what support vulnerable countries will need to implement their climate plans, let's not forget that the current climate pledges are not enough to keep warming to 1.5°C, and should not be used as a basis for deciding how much support will be needed for their implementation.
Three takeaways from the INDC processes in vulnerable countries
Between December 2014 and February 2016 our experts supported a number of countries in formulating their climate plans ahead of the COP21 summit in Paris. They share three key lessons, which are highly relevant for implementing the Paris Agreement in some of the most vulnerable countries and communities around the world.
Paris Agreement Ratification Tracker
The Paris Agreement has a double threshold of 55 countries and 55% of global emissions that must both be met before it enters into force and becomes legally binding. It opens for signature on 22 April 2016. Climate Analytics tracks the progress of ratification on this page.
Europe needs “coalition of the willing” to rescue its global leadership in the fight against climate change
The EU, plagued by internal differences, is on the verge of losing its long-standing leadership in climate change policy. If the European Commission is unable to forge a consensus on an ambitious climate policy, a smaller “coalition of the willing” should take up the climate banner.
1.5°C temperature limit - key facts
Since 2009 Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries have been calling for limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This page is an information pool for material around the 1.5°C temperature goal.
What we do
Our activities include: synthesising and advancing scientific knowledge in the area of climate change science, policy and impacts; providing science and policy support to the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in international climate negotiations, and tracking and analysing the effectiveness of national climate policies globally with the Climate Action Tracker
A multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team composed of experts in climate science and impacts, including authors of the IPCC, experts in climate finance, adaptation, climate negotiation, mitigation policies and climate policy analysis.
Synthesise and advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change and on this basis provide support and capacity building to stakeholders. By linking scientific and policy analysis, we provide state-of-the-art solutions to global and national climate change policy challenges.
Supporting science-based policy to prevent dangerous climate change, enabling sustainable development