Tracking, evaluation and comparison of climate change mitigation policies and actions from a wide range of stakeholders to support ambition-raising efforts.
Action to combat climate change is diverse. National governments, regions, cities, companies and individuals embark on the challenge to reduce emissions. We develop and apply methods to monitor climate change mitigation action and commitments between peers and evaluate collective progress towards the objective of holding global warming below 2/1.5°C.
NewClimate Institute staff has years of experience in the evaluation of mitigation commitments and policies, and analysis of their effect on emissions. We connect to policymakers, practitioners and researchers all over the world to identify best practices and provide cross national insights on strategies to keep the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal within reach.
Flagship projects include the Climate Action Tracker, Climate Change Performance Index, and global aggregation of subnational and non-state climate actions.
Under this project we have advanced NewClimate’s COMPASS suite of tools which are design to help analysts and decision makers navigate a range of climate action impacts.
Systematic analysis Return to all expertise and projects As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are mandated to update and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every five years—increasing their ambition with every cycle. The first round of NDCs were submitted starting in 2015 and countries have submitted or are finalising their updates for the… Read More
The EU-funded ENGAGE project will invite key stakeholders to co-produce a new generation of global and national decarbonisation pathways. These will be designed to mitigate the risks of climate change to meet the Paris Agreement objectives and implement game-changing innovations.
Key mitigation technologies, i.e. renewable power generation and battery technologies, are substantially cheaper now than projected in 2015. This project investigates the potential impact of these investment cost reductions for three countries: Argentina, Mexico, and Indonesia.
In a consortium with Climate Analytics and Ecofys, NewClimate Institute contributes to the Climate Action Tracker’s Scaling Up Climate Action country series. The first round of our analysis covers South Africa, the European Union, Indonesia, Turkey, Argentina, and Australia.
Developing a framework for assessing countries’ readiness to implement ambitious climate policy.
The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument to enhance transparency in international climate politics. It aims to encourage countries which have, up to now, failed to take ambitious actions on climate protection as well as to highlight countries with best-practice climate policies.
The project aims to develop a scientific and policy relevant assessment of the long-term goal to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C in the Paris Agreement.
NewClimate Institute is analysing the aggregate impact of non-state and subnational actors (cities, regions and businesses) around the world on greenhouse gas emissions.
In this project NewClimate together with Wuppertal Institute has compiled and analysed quantitative and qualitative information on climate protective policies and actions as well as future options for deeper emission cuts in Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Colombia, Morocco, the Marshall Islands, Peru and Vietnam.
In a consortium with Climate Analytics and Ecofys, NewClimate Institute contributes to the “Climate Action Tracker” (CAT) Data Portal which is a database of decarbonisation indicators on sector- and country-level for over 30 countries.
Our Non-State and Subnational Action Guide facilitates the integration of the impacts of actions by entities such as states, regions, cities, and businesses into national GHG projections and mitigation assessments.
The aim of this brief analysis was to translate the goals of the international climate regime as determined by the Paris Agreement into the context of the Netherlands.
For this We Mean Business report in partnership with CDP, NewClimate Institute experts were responsible for the quantitative assessments of the individual initiatives‘ contribution to emission reduction, and the calculation of aggregated emission reductions under various scenarios of business initiative growth.
The aim of this brief analysis was to translate the goals of the international climate regime as determined by the Paris Agreement into the German context.
Climate Transparency is an open global consortium with a shared mission to stimulate a ‘race to the top’ in climate action through enhanced transparency. For this purpose, comprehensive, comparable and credible information about government climate action is spread by bringing together the most important actors in assessing and communicating climate action for the benefit of key influencers and decision makers.
Evaluation of the impact of global, regional and national initiatives outside UNFCCC on greenhouse gas emissions. The German Environmental Agency (UBA) commissioned a consortium of NewClimate Institute, Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer ISI to analyse the impact of international, regional and national initiatives outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on greenhouse gas emissions.… Read More
Quantifying GHG emission reductions resulting from renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and programmes in developing countries. NewClimate Institute, together with Yale University, has set up a comprehensive framework to quantify the impact of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) actions in developing countries that are attributable to the One Gigaton Coalition. The One… Read More
The Climate Policy Database is a collaborative effort to track policy adoption and identify global and national policy coverage gaps. We identify, categorise and analyse mitigation-relevant policies to support national ambition raising efforts. Return to all expertise and projects Raising the ambition of action against climate change is urgent. Countries adopt a wide range of… Read More
How can energy efficiency policies lower the costs of decarbonisation?
Quantifying the possible contribution of International Cooperative Initiatives to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in Germany
Since 2010, UNEP synthesises information on the gap between current trend in greenhouse gas emissions and where they would have to be in order to stabilise global temperature increase below internationally agreed levels. Today the Emissions Gap Report series is one of the flagship publications of UNEP.
Together with PBL and IIASA, we provide analyses on the progress of major emitting countries towards their mitigation targets and on various enhanced action scenarios to fill the emissions gap between likely emissions pathways and the pathways consistent with the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.
Analysis of options for mitigation commitments post-2020 under the new international climate agreement to be finalised in 2015. Return to all expertise and projects A new international climate agreement was finalised in 2015. It entered into force in 2020 and includes – besides other aspects such as finance and adaptation- mitigation commitments for all countries.… Read More
Climate Action Tracker provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction policies. It reflects the latest status of the progress being made at international climate negotiations on mitigation commitments. Return to all expertise and projects The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction proposals and policies.… Read More