In The Policy Climate, we offer an overview of policy issues relevant to climate change across the world. We find that the implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate negotiations. This project focuses on:
For each of the sectors covered in these regions, this report provides stylized facts and data about emissions trends, as well as a summary of drivers for those emissions over the last 20 to 30 years. Since institutional and political issues are such an important factor in the climate story, it also includesa summary of the most important political considerations and policy directions for each of the geographies covered, as well as highlight important policy issues that cut across geographic boundaries. In so doing, The Policy Climate also highlights important issues that form the basis of CPI’s work.