State of Climate Action 2021

Combatting the climate crisis requires us to rapidly transform the systems that propel our economy, including power generation, buildings, industry, transport, land use, and agriculture—as well as the immediate scale-up of technological carbon removal. But by how much? And how can decision-makers unlock the transformational change that is required?The State read more...

Climate Governance in Indonesia

The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions read more...

Exploring new electric vehicle roadmaps for China in a post-COVID-19 era

Over the last two years China’s long-term mitigation options have gathered increasing international interest and scrutiny, as the country, currently the world’s largest emitter, has announced and formalised a series of climate targets.In 2020, China announced its aim to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, a move that we estimated would read more...

Global Update: Climate target updates slow as science demands action

The new IPCC report on climate science has reinforced the absolute urgency of closing the 2030 emissions gap if there is to be any chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C. While people are suffering from ever more severe and frequent impacts of climate change around the globe, and the IPCC read more...

Redefining climate action - Explaining the new CAT rating methodology

When the CAT started in 2009, we rated ONLY a government’s targets against what would contribute a ‘fair share.’ Since then, many things have changed. The Paris Agreement has been adopted, we better understand what needs to be done, and yet at the same time, global emissions have continued to read more...

Climate Action Tracker Rating Methodology

This document describes in detail the CAT rating method used as of September 2021.A briefing that summarises the method is available here. For more information, please also see our briefing that illustrates changes in the rating resulting from the change of methodology, next to a summary of recent changes in read more...

Climate Governance in Ghana

The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions read more...

Climate Governance series Methodology

Decarbonising the world’s economy involves action from all aspects of society and the economy. Governments in all countries play a critical role in enabling this transformation and as such the ability, fitness and readiness of a country’s climate governance will play a critical role in determining the speed and volume read more...

Evaluation methodology for national net zero targets

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the release of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, a growing number of countries have committed to net zero emissions targets. As of June 2021, 31 countries and the European Union have set such a target, either in law read more...

Germany’s proposed 2030 national target not yet 1.5˚C-compatible

Diese Analyse ist auch auf Deutsch verfügbar. To be in line with the 1.5°C limit of the Paris Agreement, Germany’s new 2030 domestic reduction target should aim for national emission reductions of at least 69% below 1990 levels. To fully contribute its fair share Germany would have to significantly increase read more...

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