Tracking

Since the original models (CTI 2015) were published, we have worked with our research partners to refine the underlying methodology and incorporate more recent data into the updated versions of the models (CTI 2017). This dashboard compares data from the two versions of the model and allows for tracking of decarbonization progress over time.

Please begin by selecting a region from the map below, after which you will be able to browse sectors and metrics using the expandable menu on the left. Solid lines represent historical data points, while dashed lines represent projected values. In addition, certain metrics can be compared to low-carbon benchmarks in 2030, which are represented as dots.

These low-carbon benchmarks are provided as contextual information under the caveat that a range of Paris-compatible pathways exist and that the level of uncertainty increases with the granularity of the metric and how near the target date is to the present. Different models with different assumptions can give very different values; while we may add more benchmarks in the future, currently we provide benchmarks from the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission in China, the IMAGE model of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, and the Global Change Assessment Model of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the US.

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Suggested Citations

Website: Carbon Transparency Initiative. November 2016. ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA. Accessed on (date). Available at climateworkstracker.org.

Model Methodology: Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Cronin, C. and Menon, S., “Carbon Transparency Initiative: Model methodology for all sectors.” November 2016. ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA. Available at climateworkstracker.org.

Brazil Model Methodology: Azevedo, T., Tsai, D., dos Santos Cremer, M., Costa Jr., C., Brandao Jr., A., Coluna, I., Albuquerque, I., Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Cronin, C. and Menon, S., “Carbon Transparency Initiative: Brazil.” December 2017. System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals Estimates (SEEG) and ClimateWorks Foundation. Available at climateworkstracker.org.

Brief (2015): Cronin, C., Menon, S., Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Hagemann, M., Höhne, N., Sterl, S., van Breevoort, P., Wouters, K., Hare, B., Roming, N., and Sferra, F., “Faster and Cleaner: Decarbonization in the power and transport sectors is surpassing predictions.” December 2015. Available at climateworks.org.

Brief (2017): Cronin, C., Menon, S., Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Sterl, S., Hagemann, M., Fekete, H., Höhne, N., Cantzler, J., Ancygier, A., Beer, M., Hare, B., Wouters, K., Deng, Y., Blok, K., “Faster and Cleaner 2: Kick-starting global decarbonization.” April 2017. Available at climateworks.org.