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 to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
World leaders have agreed to hold warming to below 2°C above preindustrial levels – and more than 100 of the world’s most vulnerable countries have demanded an even lower goal of below 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. But World leaders need to know how fast to reduce emissions to achieve these goals and whether in fact this action is taking place.
In other words, we need to know how far we have come: who is doing what, with what level of success and what is the potential for further action? Armed with this knowledge, we can determine what action needs to happen, where, and how we can support it.
The Climate Action Tracker was launched in November 2009 and assesses both developed and developing countries emission reduction pledges. Starting in 2011 the project also started to evaluate national implementation of policies that are relevant for GHG emissions.
The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has been developed to aid the climate negotiation process. Its aim is to provide objective, science-based information to governments, the media and campaign organisations, to provide information that will spur further climate action.
For more information about the project visit the Climate Action Tracker website
Assessment of Mexico's policies impacting its greenhouse gas emissions profile (also available in Spanish)