Climate Action Tracker

The “Climate Action Tracker” is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Project period
September 2009–ongoing

Funders
German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, as part of its International Climate Initiative
Climate Works Foundation

Partners
Ecofys, NewClimate Institute

Website
climateactiontracker.org

Contact

What is the Climate Action Tracker?

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) is an independent scientific analysis that measures government climate action against the globally agreed aim of holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. It is produced by three research organisations: Climate Analytics, Ecofys and NewClimate Institute.

The Climate Action Tracker tracks climate pledges and policies of 32 countries, covering around 80% of global emissions, including all the biggest emitters and a representative sample of smaller emitters. The analysis focuses on:

  • Government climate action pledged to the UNFCCC (and INDCs, other commitments)
  • The policies a government has actually implemented to meet its commitments
  • Whether a government is doing its “fair share” compared with others
  • Comparison to emission reduction potential based on a literature review
  • Comparison of national and sectoral decarbonisation indicators

Individual country assessments, briefings and updates are available www.climateactiontracker.org

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