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Climate Action Tracker
October 2016 until September 2018
110.000 € funded by BMU - Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit: Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative
Louise Jeffery

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) project is an independent scientific analysis that will track global action on climate change, in light of an unprecedented universal agreement to be reached in Paris in 2015 to limit global warming to 1.5 / 2°C. The CAT will provide the only real-time, comprehensive assessment of the implementation of the Paris agreement, encompassing commitments on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation and their resultant effect on global temperature, climate finance, and sustainable development goals. For 30 representative countries, the CAT will evaluate how fair pledges are according to various effort-sharing proposals, how effective countries are in implementing their pledges, and ways in which countries can increase their level of ambition. The result will be an authoritative online resource that empowers a broad cross-section of stakeholders to advocate for the successful implementation of the Paris agreement.

Primary role of PIK is to assess the global aggregate effort implied by national policies and pledges. PIK will develop and maintain necessary tools and data, and perform analysis. PIK will also contribute to analysis of mitigation costs and project design.