Climate Action Tracker – Scaling Up Climate Action

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.

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) strives to support enhancing climate action in the context of the Paris Agreement implementation. This analysis contributes to the Talanoa Dialogue at COP24 and future revisions of mitigation targets, and aims at spurring an increase in climate mitigation actions, to close the gap between current emissions projections and required Paris-compatible pathways. As part of this, we have been researching the potential for countries to scale up climate action in different focus areas. The analysis in these reports is relevant to Parties considering revisions to their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to be submitted under the Paris Agreement by 2020, and also to their submission of long-term low greenhouse gas development plans, also due by 2020.

The result is our Scaling Up Climate Action country series, which identifies options for increased sectoral action that would move countries towards a pathway compatible with the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature limit and estimates the impact of those actions on emissions and other benefits.