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Climate Action Tracker

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The current NDCs of individual countries vary greatly in form and content. The Climate Action Tracker therefore conducts independent, transparent studies on the national and global implementation of the Paris Agreement in over 30 countries. The project evaluates the reduction proposals and their implementation, assessing them in terms of their compatibility with the Paris Agreement. It also standardises the individual NDCs, enabling them to be compared with one other. The Climate Action Tracker also investigates the global effect of all NDCs and calculates a possible temperature increase resulting from all the activities, including the effects of international accounting rules – and this in turn enables the analysis of the differences between the actual greenhouse gas emissions and the emissions that are permitted for limiting the temperature rise to 1.5°C or 2°C. Through its work, the project identifies the best possible policy measures worldwide, both for countries and for individual sectors.

State of implementation/results

  • Since the start of the program, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has regularly updated its country ratings and published them on the project website. In addition, the team is regularly involved in climate negotiations, as part of press conferences and contributions to side events.
  • The latest releases are:

  • All publications are available on the project website:… and… (see box on the right).

  • Project data


    Partner institution(s):
    • Climate Analytics

    BMU grant:
    5.098.435,00 €

    10/2016  till  09/2022


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