Background

Transition Indicators*

*Research on transition indicators, to enable follow-up on the Global Stocktake and support the implementation of national NDCs

This project will research and develop a set of Transition Indicators, providing input to the follow-up process of the Global Stocktake and helping the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

Based on a series of country case studies, these Transition Indicators will be comprehensible, measurable, and supportive of national policy processes in alignment with their NDCs. In doing so, the project is expected to contribute to global climate ambition and support tangible progress in national transitions. 

Year: 2024 Current Project

  • Overview

    In September 2023, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) submitted its first Global Stocktake (GST), measuring the collective progress made towards the purpose and goals of the Paris Agreement. First among its findings was the confirmation that the world is not on track to meet the aforementioned goals nor, ultimately, to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. 

    In response to this reality, urgent action is needed to bolster the implementation of the Paris Agreement. While global efforts are commendable and necessary, further support is also needed at the national level to ensure tangible progress in the transition to net-zero and climate resilience. 

    This project explores a series of tangible examples of transition indicators that are comprehensible for public and political discourse, as well as measurable and supportive for the implementation process. These indicators will facilitate the bridging of the ambition-implementation gap and support national policy processes in alignment with the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Through this initiative, we seek to provide a set of tangible examples of transition indicators, providing input to the follow-up process of the Global Stock-take and helping the effective implementation of national NDCs. 

    This project is carried out in collaboration with DIW Berlin and  a diverse team of researchers, who will lead transition indicators research through a series of country case studies in Indonesia, Germany, India, China and South Korea.

    The project is made possible through the support of ClimateWorks Foundation. 

  • Partners

    This project is carried out in collaboration with DIW Berlin.

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