World - Climate Watch

Last Updated:
March 30, 2022
Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia

Climate Watch is an online platform designed to empower policymakers, researchers, media and other stakeholders with the open climate data, visualizations and resources they need to gather insights on national and global progress on climate change.

Climate Watch brings together dozens of datasets for the first time to let users analyze and compare the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, access historical emissions data, discover how countries can leverage their climate goals to achieve their sustainable development objectives, and use models to map new pathways to a lower carbon, prosperous future.

This free platform enables users to create and share custom data visualizations and comparisons of national climate commitments. It contributes to the goals of the Paris Agreement by using open data to increase transparency and accountability, and provide actionable analysis on how countries can enhance their efforts to combat climate change.

Climate Watch includes: - Data and visualizations on all countries’ greenhouse gas emissions; - A comprehensive, user-friendly database of all countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); - Comprehensive mapping of linkages between Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; - Data and visuals of emissions scenario pathways for major emitting countries, derived from a growing library of models; - National and sectoral profile pages that offer a snapshot of climate progress, risks and vulnerabilities; and The ability to download data and create, save and share customized data visualizations through My Climate Watch.

Climate Watch is managed by World Resources Institute. It is a contribution to the NDC Partnership.

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