Sybrig Smit specialises in tracking climate action and policies. She focuses on non-state and subnational climate action, including potential GHG impact assessments of climate targets set by cities, regions, companies and international initiatives. Sybrig holds a BSc in Future Planet Studies at the University of Amsterdam, with a specialisation in Human Geography, and a MSc in Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, with a specialisation in Energy and Materials. In her Master’s thesis, which she wrote in collaboration with NewClimate Institute, she developed a refined methodology to quantify the net GHG emissions reduction impact of global non-state and subnational action.  

Decarbonisation in the global steel sector: tracking the progress
Publication date 02 Dec 2022

The global steel sector is making progress towards reducing its CO2 emissions but is not yet on track to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 or...

Global Climate action 2022: Landscape, performance, and potential of international initiatives
Publication date 11 Nov 2022

We identified 601 ICIs launched since 2013 with more than 70,000 instances of participation by cities and regions, businesses, and by...

What is a fair emissions budget for the Netherlands?
Publication date 29 Aug 2022

The Paris Agreement foresees developed countries to lead the efforts in climate change mitigation, based on the principle of common but...

Evaluating corporate target setting in the Netherlands
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

An assessment of the climate action plans of 29 Dutch companies and financial institutions In this publication, we scrutinise the...

Tracking the progress of subnational and non-state climate action

Page navigation About the project The consortium Relevant publications About the project Since 2018, the consortium comprised of...

The Netherlands’ fair contribution to climate change mitigation

In this project, NewClimate analysed the Netherland’ government’s proposed target pathway of reducing GHG emissions to 55% below 1990...

Increasing transparency and integrity of corporate climate pledges

NewClimate Institute is partnering with Carbon Market Watch to address key gaps in the evolving landscape of corporate climate pledges...

CAAT - Climate Action Aggregation Tool
Publication date 10 Feb 2021

The ICAT Climate Action Aggregation Tool (CAAT) guides users in a step-by-step process to define a research scope, compile non-state...

COP27: Climate action by businesses, cities, and cooperative initiatives: faster, and stronger towards more ambitious NDCs
Venue COP27, EU pavilion (online)
Date 17 Nov 2022
Start time 05:30 pm

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, a myriad of actors incl. businesses, cities, and cooperative initiatives have committed to a...

Online event: A fair emissions budget for the Netherlands
Venue Online
Date 29 Aug 2022

Hanna Fekete and Niklas Höhne (NewClimate) presented new research on the Netherlands’ government’s proposed target pathway and why it...

Major Dutch companies’ climate pledges fall short of what is needed for Paris Agreement
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

Berlin, 5 July 2022 – New analysis published today shows that major Dutch companies only commit to reduce their emissions by 19% by...

Q&A with the authors: Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Publication date 07 Feb 2022

Companies around the world are increasingly alert to the climate emergency, facing calls from a growing range of stakeholders to take...

Press Release – Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Publication date 07 Feb 2022

Go to the report / Read the Q&A with the authors Download the methodology / Watch press conference Major companies largely fail net...

Enhancing national climate ambition through city and business climate change targets: a whole-of-society approach
Publication date 10 Feb 2021

A new tool to evaluate integrated climate action of non-state and subnational actors The world now faces a critical juncture as...

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