This "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 to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

China and the US: how does their climate action compare?
21st October 2014

US China cooperation could make major difference to emissions gap Bonn –-21 October 2014 -- If the US and China were to adopt global best practice in their domestic action on climate, together, the world’s largest emitters could close the 2020 emissions gap by 23%, according to new research. In… Read more...

Did the UN Climate Summit progress on efforts to hold back warming?
24th September 2014

Comments from Climate Action Tracker research groups.  Bill Hare, Director, Climate Analytics:    "The almost universal reaffirmation of a commitment to limit warming below 2degC by leaders at the Summit, along with virtually no new commitments to reduce emissions from the 4degC path we are on, places enormous pressure now… Read more...

Individual country assessments

Select a country from the map below to view their individual assessment

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. These target pathways can be compared to a 'reference' pathway of emissions growth in the absences of the targets and pledges, showing that the reductions are significant. However, comparison to emission pathways that are consistent with 1.5 and 2°C warming limits, it is clear that currently proposed reductions are not enough and are not consistent with the Cancun agreement.

You can find the data underlying the graph 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 / PIK team!

Last update: 20 November 2013