GHG mitigation policies in major emitting countries: an overview of recently adopted policies

This document presents an overview of climate and energy policies mostly adopted between July 2018 and May 2019 in 25 countries and regions. The policy information compiled by NewClimate Institute, PBL and IIASA in this document supplements the December 2018 report on the projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under currently implemented policies and mitigation commitments (Kuramochi et al., 2018). Read More

Bringing climate policy up to date – decreasing cost projections for renewable energy and batteries and their implications (case study Canada)

This case study presents the potential impact of lower battery and renewable energy costs projections in Canada’s NDC emissions reductions target. Read More

Bringing climate policy up to date – decreasing cost projections for renewable energy and batteries and their implications (case study Chile)

This case study presents the potential impact of lower battery and renewable energy costs projections in Chile’s NDC emissions reductions target. Read More

Analysing the interactions between new market mechanisms and emissions trading schemes: Opportunities and prospects for countries to use Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

This report conducts a detailed analysis of the provisions related to market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement (Article 6), identifies issues that should be taken into account when elaborating the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, and answers the question whether different countries are ready for engaging with market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement. Read More

Carbon pricing options for international maritime emissions

In this paper we explore three different options for a market-based measure to address the climate impact of shipping: an offsetting scheme, a maritime emissions trading scheme, and a climate levy. We conclude that a climate levy would be the most appropriate measure to reduce emissions in the maritime sector. Read More

Comment on Paris compatibility of “Plataforma” scenarios

NewClimate Institute was asked to write a comment on the Paris compatibility of the energy sector scenarios developed under the Plataforma Escenarios Energéticos Argentina 2040 initiative. The comment discusses how global pathways towards Paris compatibility can be broken down to countries and sectors, highlighting the relevance of the energy sector. Read More

NDC Update Report November 2018 – Ambition: Taking a long-term perspective

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this edition is “Ambition”: We look ahead and explore whether governments are ready for the next round of pledges and where support and preparation could focus. Read More

Toward Paris Alignment: How the Multilateral Development Banks Can Better Support the Paris Agreement

This report describes a new Paradigm for Multilateral Development Banks to contribute to the fight against climate change, and provides recommendations on how the MDBs can transition from the current Climate Finance Paradigm to the new Paris Alignment Paradigm. Read More