2020 is the year when we will see if the Paris climate deal can deliver. It’s the first true test of the 2015 deal – a moment when it will become clear whether the 196 signatories can meet their promise to scale up ambition in line with the demands of science. While Paris was based on national climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs), they are not the whole story.
This open-access tracker tool, updated by researchers in the UK, Australia and the US, pulls together the myriad of different climate pledges that have been made by nations, cities, businesses and others. Also included in the tracker tool are examples of progress across key sectors, current information on climate impacts, climate-related initiatives and key dates in the climate calendar.