The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges and currently implemented policy to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Has the EU Commission weakened its climate proposal? Possibly
26th February 2015

The European Commission has made a proposal that specifies its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) to the new international agreement on climate change. The proposal is to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 in 2030.  However, it now also includes forestry accounting, which could effectively… Read more...

Statement from experts on the need for detailed emissions information in INDC’s
14th December 2014

Lima - 12 December 2014 In order to be able to evaluate the effect of government proposals on their emissions, and to evaluate the collective total global effect of the INDC’s (intended nationally determined contributions) on emissions, it is very important that they include rigorous and scientifically sound emissions information.… Read more...

Individual country assessments

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Current pledges far from implementing agreed goal

The figure below illustrates the current status of negotiations with emission pathways representing the 'best-estimate' of the effects of implementing the current reduction proposals and accounting provisions by both developed and developing countries. Depicted are pathways reflecting unconditional targets and reflecting current maximum ambition along with national plans. Further the figure shows emission projections under currently implemented policies. These pathways can be compared to a 'reference' pathway of emissions growth in the absences of recent policies, targets and pledges, showing that the reductions are significant. However, comparing them to emission pathways that are consistent with 1.5 and 2°C warming limits, it is clear that currently proposed reductions are not enough.

Download underlying data for global pahtways here.

If you use the provided data or any of the graphs provided on this website, please make sure to reference the Climate Action Tracker and the Ecofys / Climate Analytics / New Climate / PIK team!

Last update: 10 December 2014