Climate Action Tracker Policy Brief

China, US and EU post-2020 plans reduce projected warming.

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) assesses countries pledges and actions against those needed to limit warming below 2°C above preindustrial levels, and against the goal of bringing warming below 1.5°C by 2100. In this update, CAT presents results using a new methodology that is based on the set of long-term emissions scenarios of the IPCC AR5 report.

For the first time since 2009, the Climate Action Tracker has calculated a lower projected warming over the 21st century than before, mainly due to the new proposed post-2020 actions from China, the US and the EU. However, the report finds that these efforts remain insufficient to limit warming below 2°C.

To learn more about the individual country pledges, whether countries are currently on track to meet their pledges, and how these objectives affect global warming, please visit

The Climate Action Tracker is an assessment conducted by Climate Analytics, Ecofys, NewClimate Institute and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

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