A consistent method and similar structure for all six reports under the Scaling Up Climate Action series aims for country-specific insights, while enabling a cross-country comparison to draw general research findings and lessons learnt on global potentials.
Each country report starts with the analysis of climate policy activity and respective gaps in comparison to sectoral benchmarks in line with the Paris Agreement target to limiting temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C for all sectors (Chapter 2). This sectoral-level analysis results in a qualitative rating for each sector on its current transitional status towards a low-carbon economy.
Based on this overview and rating as well as on additional considerations of country-specific circumstances, each report focuses on three areas for in-depth analysis on accelerated climate action (Chapter 3). This in-depth analysis comprises the quantification of mitigation impacts using PROSPECTS scenario evaluation tools and selected co-benefits (Chapter 4).