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. 

The Climate Change Performance Index 2023
Publication date 14 Nov 2022

Key findings The current energy crisis clearly demonstrates how the world remains dependent on fossil fuels. However, many countries...

Emissions scenarios for major economies: 2022 update
Publication date 10 Oct 2022

Emissions under current policies in the group of countries analysed are projected to reach 36.2-41.8 GtCO2e by 2030, which corresponds...

G20 emission projections to 2030 improved slightly since the Paris Agreement
Publication date 15 Jul 2022

Evaluating climate change mitigation progress under adopted policies The Paris Agreement does not offer a standard to measure progress...

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...

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...

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...

COP27: Climate Change Performance Index 2023 launch
Venue COP27, room Luxor
Date 14 Nov 2022
Start time 12:00 pm

This event launched the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is a tool for...

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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