The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges and currently implemented policy to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia: Emissions set to soar by 2020
11th December 2014

To learn more, read our full briefing and the press release. Australia’s emissions are set to increase substantially under the Australian Government’s climate policies to more than 50% above 1990 levels by 2020.  The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) finds no credible analysis that shows that meeting its Copenhagen pledge of (cutting emissions by… Read more...

China, US and EU post-2020 plans reduce projected warming
8th December 2014

For the first time since 2009 the Climate Action Tracker calculates a discernibly lower temperature increase than previously estimated because of new proposed post-2020 actions. Recent announcements by China, the United States and European Union, who comprise approximately 53% of global emissions, indicate a rising level of ambition, which are… Read more...

Individual country assessments

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Current pledges far from implementing agreed goal

The figure below illustrates the current status of negotiations with emission pathways representing the 'best-estimate' of the effects of implementing the current reduction proposals and accounting provisions by both developed and developing countries. Depicted are pathways reflecting unconditional targets and reflecting current maximum ambition along with national plans. Further the figure shows emission projections under currently implemented policies. These pathways can be compared to a 'reference' pathway of emissions growth in the absences of recent policies, targets and pledges, showing that the reductions are significant. However, comparing them to emission pathways that are consistent with 1.5 and 2°C warming limits, it is clear that currently proposed reductions are not enough.

Download underlying data for global pahtways here.

If you use the provided data or any of the graphs provided on this website, please make sure to reference the Climate Action Tracker and the Ecofys / Climate Analytics / New Climate / PIK team!

Last update: 10 December 2014