Climate Action Tracker – Climate Governance Series

Developing a framework for assessing countries’ readiness to implement ambitious climate policy

In partnership with Climate Analytics and on behalf of ClimateWorks Foundation, NewClimate Institute to the Climate Action Tracker’s Climate Governance Series. The first round of our analysis covers Argentina, Australia, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines and South Africa.
In this series, the CAT expands on its country analysis to evaluate the ability and readiness of national governments to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions society.

The ability of country governments and relevant sectors to increase the level of ambition and implement transformational policies depends on the readiness of the whole system of actors, institutions and policy environment – the climate governance within a country. This project aims at enhancing existing country analyses and assessments through the development of of a standardised and replicable framework for assessing government’s readiness to ratchet up climate policy from an institutional and governance point of view.

The two major deliverables of this project are: 1) a series of country case studies to illustrate countries’ readiness to scale up climate ambition by highlighting positive developments, identifying areas of improvement and elaborating on possible interventions within the country, and 2) an overall evaluation of the underlying methodologies and criteria used to assess countries’ climate governance, with suggestions for future research direction.