Publications

Tracking climate action

Navigating the nuances of net-zero targets Oct 2020 - We seek to unravel net-zero targets to better enable the identification of truly ambitious actors and enhance support towards them.
Sub- and non-state climate action: A framework to assess progress, implementation and impact Oct 2020 - This Climate Policy journal article introduces a conceptual framework to assess the progress, implementation, and impact of climate action by sub- and non-state actors.
Overview of recently adopted mitigation policies and climate-relevant policy responses to COVID-19 – 2020 Update Oct 2020 - This report presents an overview of recent climate mitigation policies, climate-relevant responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and a state of play of NDC and LTS submissions in 25 countries and regions.
Unpacking the finance sector’s climate related investment commitments Sep 2020 - This report provides insights into the magnitude and ambition of financial institution’s climate-related investment targets, and investigates their relationship with GHG emissions in the real economy.
Accelerating Net Zero: Exploring Cities, Regions, and Companies’ Pledges
to Decarbonise
Sep 2020 - A growing number of subnational and corporate actors set net-zero emissions targets. This paper provides an summary of the momentum of target setting among these subnational and corporate actors.
A radical transformation of mobility in Europe: Exploring the decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2040 Sep 2020 - This report presents a pathway and required policy packages to decarbonise the European transport sector by 2040.
Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global emission projections Sep 2020 - This report assesses the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recovery measures on emissions out to 2030 and provide a framework for analysing the ‘greenness’ of recovery packages.
Correcting course: the emission reduction potential of international cooperative initiatives Aug 2020 - This article quantifies the aggregate potential of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in 2030 from full implementation of 17 major international cooperative initiatives.
Fair contributions versus fastest possible reductions Aug 2020 - In this paper with Fraunhofer ISI, we argue that only the combination of assessments on "what is a fair contribution" and of "how much could emissions technically be reduced" can give sufficient guidance for national greenhouse gas emissions targets that are in line with the Paris Agreement.
Beyond national climate action: the impact of region, city, and business commitments on global greenhouse gas emissions Mar 2020 - This article quantifies the net aggregate impact in 2030 of commitments by individual non-state and subnational actors (e.g. regions, cities and businesses, collectively referred to as ‘NSAs’) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.