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Transparent climate action taken by states and regions – new analytic tool

The successful implementation of the Paris Agreement depends on the application of a strong transparency mechanism. This is fundamental to measuring the global community’s progress in meeting the target of well-below 2 degrees Celsius. Governments worldwide now face the challenge of efficiently tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate action, as well as the support provided and received in this area, so that reports can be compiled on the progress made in implementing their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). In order to support these ambitions, the Climate Group and CDP, together with Climate-KIC Low Carbon City, developed one of the world’s first analytics tools dedicated to the work of states and regions. The States and Regions Climate Tracker is designed to support decision-making and improve emissions management for sub-national government entities. It features data from over 100 state and regional governments, including information about their emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, as well as climate actions. Users can explore data visualizations, which present emissions pathways, targets and climate actions.

Links to the tool can be found in the right margin.