NewClimate Institute


Climate Change Performance Index: results 2019

This report shows the ranking of a country’s aggregated performance regarding fourteen indicators within the four categories “Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, “Renewable Energy” and “Energy Use”, as well as on “Climate Policy”, in a globally unique policy section of the index.

Climate opportunity: more jobs; better health; liveable cities

Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world. The report helps policymakers establish the case for...

Global climate action of regions, states and businesses

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Opportunity 2030: Benefits of climate action in cities

A fundamental challenge for establishing the case for climate action in cities is the lack of suitable knowledge, evidence and calculation tools to understand the wider benefits of climate action and the interlinkages between other urban agendas, including other social and economic priorities such as...

Foot off the gas: increased reliance on natural gas in the power sector risks an emissions lock-in

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) foresees a dwindling role for natural gas in the power sector toward the middle of the century, not only to meet the Paris Agreement goals, but also due to increasing competition from renewables.