Through research, analysis, and strategic partnerships, the Global View provides funders and partners with a 360° view, identifies high-impact opportunities for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, and highlights the social and economic benefits of effective climate action. It also works with portfolio leaders to identify emerging trends and changes that have the potential to affect current strategies and to monitor the results of portfolio strategies.
The Global View synthesizes data from a range of emissions and climate scenarios to provide insight into strategic opportunities and targeted outcomes. ClimateWorks’ analysis of this data examines how different levels of emissions relate to achieving the international goal of limiting warming to well below 2° C. We also take into consideration socioeconomic factors, such as public health and economic benefits; and regional politics and governance indicators.
The Carbon Transparency Initiative helps decision makers within the climate community project and track progress toward a low-carbon economy by analyzing the drivers of emissions trends. It also helps ClimateWorks programs and other partners access reliable, consistent information to improve their strategies and track the progress of those strategies over time.
A website that allows users to evaluate current progress in greenhouse gas emission trends at a glance. Found at www.cti.climateworks.org, the ClimateWorks Tracker displays data and trends for over 130 indicators that determine greenhouse gas emission pathways for many of the world’s major economies.
Models incorporate a broad set of data with our detailed methodology to determine greenhouse gas emission pathways between 2010 and 2030, across all sectors of the economy for select geographies.
These services include customized analysis, collaboration and support from ClimateWorks to help partners make investments to reduce emissions and to track the progress of those investments.
The Carbon Transparency Initiative can be a valuable tool for collaboration, providing the same data baseline across regions and sectors. It can help partners who are interested in working together to ensure that their sectoral or regional strategies complement each other, and it can be useful for program staff and regional policy experts who want to be able to analyze the effects of policies and actions on absolute carbon emissions as well as important trends driving future emissions.
The Carbon Transparency Initiative will track progress against existing practices and policies that have been promulgated and are being implemented. It is important to note that the Carbon Transparency Initiative measures what is, not what could be. For example, the landmark Paris Agreement could contribute about 11 Gt CO₂e in GHG reductions by 2030 compared to reference case emissions, but would require policies to be put into place at the national and sub-national level that do not always exist yet, and thus are not yet part of our current projections.
Despite all the attention climate change receives, climate philanthropy is still a relatively new and small field, comprising less than 1 percent of overall US philanthropic spending. But donors committed to a safe climate and prosperous future are making a significant impact. To help the field, including new and prospective donors, understand the funding landscape in this area, the Global View tracks philanthropic strategies, investments, and results.
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