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Climate Action Tracker

As of: October 2021

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

  • The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) regularly updates and publishes its country ratings on climate policy in 36 countries. In addition, the team is regularly involved in climate negotiations, as part of press conferences and contributions to side events.
  • All publications are available on the project website:
  • The latest releases are:

Project data


Implementing organisation:
NewClimate - Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH

Implementing partner(s):
  • Climate Analytics gGmbH

BMU grant:
5.098.435,00 €

10/2016  till  09/2022


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