US China cooperation could make major difference to emissions gap Bonn –-21 October 2014 -- If the US and China were to adopt global best practice in their domestic action… More...

Comments from Climate Action Tracker research groups.  Bill Hare, Director, Climate Analytics:    "The almost universal reaffirmation of a commitment to limit warming below 2degC by leaders at the Summit,… More...

A rapid phase out of coal as an electricity source by 2050 would reduce warming by half a degree, according to the Climate Action Tracker, in an update released today ahead… More...

All governments will have to significantly increase their action on climate change – both before 2020 and after, reducing total global greenhouse gas emissions to zero between 2060 and 2080,… More...

Weak government action on climate change will lead to a projected 3.7degC of warming by 2100, around 0.6degC higher than the original promises they made in Copenhagen, the Climate Action… More...

Japan’s new 2020 target of a 3.8% cut in emissions at 2005 levels, announced overnight, will increase its own emissions and widen the global emissions gap by 3-4%, according to… More...

The Australian Government’s plans to dismantle the current climate legislation could lead to it increasing emissions in 2020 rather than meeting its target of reducing them by 5% from 2000… More...

National action on climate change mitigation appears to be joining the international climate negotiations in the new and ever popular “climate shuffle” dance. It involves maximum effort and motion while… More...

We have created a graphic to illustrate the choices we have after the Doha Gateway agreement. Please feel free to download and share. While the official UNFCCC negotiations made some… More...

  Doha - 30  November  2012  –  Limiting  global  warming  below  2degC  –  or  even  to  below  1.5DegC remains  technically  and  economically  feasible,  but  only  with  political  ambition  backed  by … More...

The current Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analysis estimates that pledges under the most likely scenario result in a warming of 3.3°C with a 68% confidence interval of 2.6-4.1°C. The previous… More...

Governments are still set to send global temperatures above 3°C by 2100, even though their agreed warming limit of 2°C is still technically possible, scientists said today. In releasing their… More...

Bonn – 24 May 2012- Many governments do not appear to be implementing policies to meet their 2020 emission reduction pledges, and could increase – not shrink, the gap between… More...

Mexico has made some of the most advanced efforts in the developing world to tackle climate change, including passing strong climate change law, however Mexico still has a long way… More...

Durban—11 December 2011-- As the climate talks in Durban concluded tonight with a groundbreaking establishment of the Durban Platform to negotiate a new global agreement by  2015, scientists stated that… More...

Delaying any decisions on future climate action until 2015 or 2020 will bring a rapidly increasing risk in costs and threatens the likelihood of the world being able to keep… More...

Australia’s new climate legislation is a historic breakthrough, but is still not stringent enough to help the world keep global warming to below 2 degrees C, according to a major… More...

Indeed China may even surpass some of its Cancun climate pledges, yet its emissions will rise higher than expected. The Climate Action Tracker analysed China’s 12th Five Year Plan, announced… More...

UNFCCC meetings are held in Bonn from  6 - 17 June 2011. The UNFCCC workshops see emissions gap unchanged since Cancun. Emissions are at historic high while action is not.… More...

At the workshops at the UNFCCC meetings in Bangkok on 3 and 4 April, countries clarified their pledges, but did not increase their ambition level. The Climate Action Tracker issued… More...

The compilation of the pledges by developed countries and developing countries is the documentation of the status of Cancun. No country changed its pledge so far. The workshops at the… More...

The Climate Action Tracker is linked on the UNFCCC website as assessment of the Cancun Agreements. More...

Update after Cancun climate talks. Updated briefing paper. More...

Current negotiating text on surplus allowances and forestry was analysed. More...

Assessments for Annex I countries were updated by including latest emission inventories submitted to the UNFCCC and updating Party-preferred options for LULUCF accounting. Chile added as new country. The rating… More...

Assessments were updated for all countries (Annex I and non-Annex I). We updated effort sharing calculations to be in line with a global emission limit of 44 GtCO2e in 2020.… More...

Assessment for Annex I countries and China were updated, Kazakhstan was added as new country. More...

"Copenhagen Accord pledges are paltry" titles an article in the journal "Nature" by Climate Action Tracker authors. They find that the current national emissions reduction pledges accompanying the Copenhagen Accord… More...

55 countries submit their targets under the Copenhagen Accord. Almost all countries reaffirm their proposals made in the Copenhagen negotiations in December 2009. More...

Russian President Dmitri Medwedew announced a new target of 22-25% below 1990 levels for 2020, an improvement from the previous target of 15%. We now take the range for commitments… More...

Copenhagen Accord agreed

19th December 2009
The Copenhagen Accord was agreed at the end of the Copenhagen climate summit. It aspires 2°C, but it remains unclear whether it will be achieved. Currently, no quantified emission reductions… More...

This paper provides an overview of the reduction proposals that countries put forward until 15 December 2009 as collected for the Climate Action Tracker by Ecofys, Climate Analytics and the… More...

Data newly submitted to UNFCCC (November 2009) on forest management from New Zealand allows a first calculation of its preferred 'forward-looking baseline' option for forestry credits, which was previously not… More...

Updated global pathway

14th December 2009
With only five days to go before a Head of Government Agreement on climate change at Copenhagen, even the best emission reductions proposal are only half way to the limits… More...

Recent independent analyses of current mitigation proposals on the table in Copenhagen by Nicholas Stern, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Ecofys,… More...

Mexico increased its offer from 20% to 30% reduction below the BAU in 2020. The target is still conditional to financial support. Mexico remains at Medium. More...

During the Copenhagen climate summit, The Russian Federation stated that the 2020 targets announced some weeks before by President Dmitri Medwedew were not to be interpreted as an official submission… More...

India offers target

9th December 2009
India has offered a target to reduce emissions per GDP by 20% to 25% from 2005 to 2020. Assessment of the target is difficult as the underlying data were not… More...

The day before the Copenhagen climate summit, South Africa announced an emission reduction target. It is welcomed that South Africa proposes a quantitative target. However, South Africa remains at Inadequate,… More...

“Climate Action Tracker” shows that the world is headed for a global warming of 3.5°C by 2100. Carbon dioxide concentrations of are projected to be over 650 ppm, with total… More...

Indonesian data revised

2nd December 2009
The greenhouse gas emission data for Indonesia was revised. It is now based on the National Climate Change Council draft report "Indonesia GHG abatement cost curve" by McKinsey as presented… More...

USA and China have announced new emission targets on 25 and 26 November 2009 respectively. The US president stated that the US emissions reduction target would be in the range… More...

Based on our review of Switzerland's submission, we recalculated the credits/debits from LULUCF accounting. The accounting method for the accounting period 2013-2020 was changed from net-net relative to 1990 to… More...

Brazil and South Korea have announced emission reduction targets. Brazil moves from Medium to Sufficient and Korea moves from Inadequate to Medium. More...

The Climate Action Tracker was released publically at the end of an intense week of climate talks in Barcelona. More...

A select group of experts have started beta-testing the Climate Action Tracker. More...