Publications

Tracking climate action

The Ambition Call – European Union Aug 2019 - This paper provides concrete recommendations for immediate climate action in the EU. It specifically targets the negotiations at the UN Secretary-General climate summit in September 2019.
GHG mitigation policies in major emitting countries: an overview of recently adopted policies Jun 2019 - This document presents an overview of climate and energy policies mostly adopted between July 2018 and May 2019 in 25 countries and regions. The policy information compiled by NewClimate Institute, PBL and IIASA in this document supplements the December 2018 report on the projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under currently implemented policies and mitigation commitments (Kuramochi et al., 2018).
Bringing climate policy up to date – decreasing cost projections for renewable energy and batteries and their implications (case study Canada) May 2019 - This case study presents the potential impact of lower battery and renewable energy costs projections in Canada's NDC emissions reductions target.
Bringing climate policy up to date – decreasing cost projections for renewable energy and batteries and their implications (case study Chile) May 2019 - This case study presents the potential impact of lower battery and renewable energy costs projections in Chile's NDC emissions reductions target.
Nordic opportunities to provide leadership in the Global Climate Action Agenda May 2019 - This paper evaluates the current and potential future involvement of Nordic countries in initiatives under the Global Climate Action Agenda.
1,5°C: Was Deutschland tun muss Mar 2019 - Diese Kurzanalyse erarbeitet mögliche Pfade, die Deutschland anstreben sollte, um mit den Zielen des Pariser Abkommens kompatibel zu sein, und setzt diese in ein Verhältnis zu den derzeitigen nationalen Minderungszielen.
1,5°C: what Germany needs to do Mar 2019 - This short analysis develops possible pathways that Germany should pursue to be compatible with the Paris Agreement, and compares those pathways to current national mitigation goals. The document is in German, but an English summary is included in the report.
Was kostet ein Verfehlen des 2030-Klimaziels im Verkehrssektor? (German) Mar 2019 - Das Verfehlen des deutschen Treibhausgasemissionsziels im Verkehrssektors zwischen 2021 und 2030 könnte zu Zahlungen in der Höhe von 3 bis 36 Milliarden € führen.
Realizing the promise of Paris: Roadmap to a safer climate Jan 2019 - NRDC and NewClimate Institute examined a realistic set of 24 actions to reduce climate pollution from key countries and sectors. Just 19 of these actions can put the world on track for an emissions pathway needed in 2030 to hold global warming to below 2°C.
A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational
climate mitigation action
Dec 2018 - In this paper, we make recommendations regarding five main areas of research and methodological development related to evaluating nonstate and subnational climate actions.