Leonardo Nascimento works on tracking climate action and the quantitative analysis of greenhouse gas emission trajectories. He specialises in the cross-country analysis of national policies and their collective effect. He is also a team member of the Climate Action Tracker and Climate Change Performance Index projects, which evaluate national climate change commitments and policies. Leonardo holds a degree in physics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He is currently also a research associate at Wageningen University and Research, in the Netherlands, where he pursues his PhD degree. 

Updated NDCs collectively raise ambition levels but need strengthening
Publication date 21 Jun 2022

In this Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change publication, we find that the total impact of the updated unconditional...

Introducing performance distributions to visualise collective progress towards mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement
Publication date 09 Jun 2022

The first Global Stocktake (GST), taking place in 2021-2023, must provide clear and actionable information to support Parties to the...

Unpacking the COVID-19 rescue and recovery spending: an assessment of implications on greenhouse gas emissions towards 2030 for key emitters
Publication date 11 Mar 2022

In this Climate Action publication, we find that only parts of the fiscal stimulus spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by 26...

The Climate Change Performance Index 2022
Publication date 09 Nov 2021

Developed by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN, the CCPI analyses and compares climate change mitigation efforts across 60...

A seismograph for measuring the transformation to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions – Discussion Paper
Publication date 03 Nov 2021

A “transformation seismograph” can give an early warning signal with small perturbations at the beginning, later some elements of the...

Supporting collective progress assessment under the Global Stocktake

Differentiated analysis of collective progress and national courses of action following the Global Stocktake Together with Öko...

Tracking national mitigation efforts post-2020

Together with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and FTSE Russell, NewClimate Institute analysed climate...

Horizon 2020 ENGAGE

The EU-funded ENGAGE project will invite key stakeholders to co-produce a new generation of global and national decarbonisation...

Implications of the decrease of RES-E and battery cost projections for the revision of the NDCs of Argentina, Mexico and Indonesia

The Paris Agreement foresees regular revisions of the NDCs following a periodic global stocktake, with the objective to take stock of...

Virtual Article 6 Pilots

Article 6 of the Paris Agreements provides for a new generation of carbon markets under the Paris Agreement. A number of fundamental...

Climate Opportunity Dashboard
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The Opportunity 2030 dashboard provides an interface to interactively compare scenarios for different benefits and regions assessed in...

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia
Publication date 16 Mar 2020

Recent analysis by NewClimate Institute has estimated the direct impacts of growing coal capacity in Mongolia on human health...

Moving beyond climate finance towards Paris-aligned investing – How do MDBs climate finance eligibility criteria compare to Paris-aligned investing criteria?
Publication date 07 Dec 2018

Under the Copenhagen Accord, developed country governments agreed to mobilize 100 billion USD of climate finance each year as of 2020...

Climate Opportunity: More Jobs, Better Health, Liveable Cities
Publication date 09 Sep 2018

Quantifying the benefits of climate change mitigation measures in buildings, transport and energy supply Full Report, Summary &...

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