Publications

Tracking climate action

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.
Are the G20 economies making enough progress to meet their NDC targets? Dec 2018- This study compares projected GHG emissions in the G20 economies under current climate policies to those under the GHG targets outlined in the nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
The Climate Change Performance Index 2019 Dec 2018- Developed by NewClimate Institute, Germanwatch and CAN, the index ties in with the global Climate Change Performance Index by Germanwatch, a rating of the 58 largest emitters of GHG emissions globally that has been published annually since 2006.
Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries – Analysis of current climate policies and mitigation commitments: 2018 update Dec 2018- This report provides an overview of projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 25 major emitting countries/regions up to 2030, taking into account the emission trajectories based on current policies and the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
The Emissions Gap Report 2018: A UN Environment Synthesis Report Nov 2018- This is the 9th edition of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report. It assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Short term policies to keep the door open for Paris climate goals Jul 2018- This article shows how a strengthening of existing plans by a global roll-out of successful, regional sector policies can ease the implementation challenge of reaching the Paris climate goals.