Climate Policy Analysis

The Policy Team assesses the effectiveness of international strategies and national climate policies, including low-carbon development plans, in meeting global climate goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions whilst achieving sustainable development goals. One important aspect of this work is the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), an independent scientific analysis lead in cooperation with three other research institutes. The analyses are made publicly available, thereby increasing transparency and encouraging countries to make pledges or increase their level of national action.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mitigation options and adequacy of action
  • Integrated assessment models
  • (I)NDC support and analysis
  • Emissions gap assessment
  • Ecosystem dynamics
  • Data analysis and visualisation
  • Energy systems and emissions trading
  • Sustainable development
  • Capacity building
  • Programming and modeling