Accelerating Net Zero: Exploring Cities, Regions, and Companies’ Pledges
to Decarbonise

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. Read More

Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global emission projections

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. Read More

Fair contributions versus fastest possible reductions

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. Read More

Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality

This guidance provides recommendations to policy makers on how to approach the development of a long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy (LTS) given the unique circumstances of individual countries in 2020, and future revisions thereof. Read More

Zwei neue Klimaschutzziele für Deutschland

Diese Kurzstudie beschäftigt sich mit den aktuellen Klimaschutzzielen der deutschen Bundesregierung und deren Kompatibilität mit dem deutschen CO2 Budget. Dafür hat NewClimate Institute die Entstehungsgeschichte der deutschen Klimaschutzziele zusammengetragen und ein Budget von Treibhausgasemissionen ausgerechnet, das einem fairen Beitrag für Deutschland entspräche. Read More

Options for Improving the Emission Unit Eligibility Criteria (EUCs) under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

This discussion paper assesses options for improving the current Emissions Unit Eligibility Criteria (EUCs) used for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Read More

Good Practice Database Summary Report

In continuation of the Good Practice Analysis (GPA) 1.0 and 2.0, this analysis of new case studies for the Good Practice Database (GPD) enhances and expands the existing repository of good practice examples with a focus on NDC implementation. Read More

Beyond national climate action: the impact of region, city, and business commitments on global greenhouse gas emissions

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. Read More

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia

Growing coal capacity in Mongolia has direct impacts on human health: Operations of coal-fired power plants could cause 1,600 premature deaths / 42,000 years of life lost between 2020 and 2050. Around 70% of these negative impacts would be caused by new power plants not yet in operation. Read More