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.
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 two research organisations, Climate Analytics 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
Massive gas expansion risks overtaking positive climate policies
New CAT analysis finds the LNG capacity now under construction, coupled with expansion plans, could increase emissions by over 1.9 GtCO2e per year in 2030 above emission levels consistent with the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 scenario.
Glasgow’s 2030 credibility gap: net zero’s lip service to climate action
In Glasgow, it is clear there is a massive credibility, action and commitment gap that casts a long and dark shadow of doubt over the net zero goals put forward by more than 140 countries, covering 90% of global emissions.
CAT Global Update: Climate Summit Momentum
Global update: Paris Agreement Turning Point
In this global update, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has calculated that global warming by 2100 could be as low as 2.1°C as a result of all the net zero pledges announced as of November 2020.
Global Update: Climate target updates slow as science demands action
The new IPCC report has reinforced the absolute urgency of closing the 2030 emissions gap, but even countries with strong targets are mostly not on track to meet them, while more have failed to bring forward stronger commitments for 2030.
INDCs lower projected warming to 2.7°C: significant progress but still above 2°C
The Climate Action Tracker finds that, if climate plans were fully implemented, they would bring the projected warming to 2.7°C – an improvement of 0.4˚C since the last assessment of pledges at the Lima talks in December 2014.
Negotiations heading towards high warming, high cost pathway
Delaying any decisions on future climate action until 2015 or 2020 will bring a rapidly increasing risk in costs and threatens the likelihood of the world being able to keep global warming to below 2°C, the Climate Action Tracker warned today in its Durban update.
Coal's rapid phase-out essential, not enough to stay below 2°C warming
A rapid phase-out of coal as an electricity source by 2050 would reduce warming by half a degree, according to the Climate Action Tracker, in an update released today ahead of the Ban Ki-moon climate summit. Under current Government policies, the world is on track to warm by 3.7°C by 2100.