Assessment of good practices in the implementation of climate change policies.
NewClimate Institute analyses which major emitting countries are implementing good practice policies or policies from a policy menu to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Top 30 emitting countries which cover 82% of global GHG emissions are analysed. The project first establishes a package of “good practice policies”. This package covers all sectors and types of policies, where policies could potentially lead to emissions reductions. The project then checks whether the 30 countries currently have implemented policies in the different areas by compiling data from a wide range of existing policy databases, which individually only cover either some sectors or a subset of countries. With the help of this menu and mapping, information gaps and opportunities to raise ambition are identified.
The database is available at www.climatepolicydatabase.org.