Partners & Observers

Carbon Transparency Initiative (CTI)

The Carbon Transparency Initiative (CTI) is a new project of ClimateWorks Foundation that seeks to create a transparent and granular current development scenario based on current policies, decarbonization trends, and energy related investments. It uses an ‘open source’ indicator-led methodology based on fundamental analysis of a small number of underlying drivers that shape emission trends and reveal progress toward building a low-carbon economy. Models have been built for China, the European Union, India, Mexico and the United States. Less detailed analysis for the rest of the G20 countries are being included through a partnership with the Climate Action Tracker.



CentroClima was founded in 2000 through an agreement between the University Institute COPPE and the Ministry of Environment. Since then, CentroClima has participated actively in the development of public policies and reinforcement of the national and international capacitation of diverse stakeholders regarding climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a focus on the elaboration of GHG inventories, development and analysis of mitigation scenarios, and adaptation plans of municipalities. CentroClima and the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change have led the IES-Brasil project in 2013-2015, a stakeholder’s driven scenario exercise to support the Brazilian INDC.


Energy Research Institute (ERI)

ERI was established in 1982 as part of Chinese Academy of Science. It is now under administration of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) conducting policy assessments for the Chinese government. The research teams in ERI provide technical support to the national policy making process on climate change and energy by drafting policies and action plans. ERI supported the development of the 1st and 2nd National Communication of China, China’s National Program on Climate Change, China’s commitment for Copenhagen and Paris (COPs), national climate change strategies and National Emission Trading Regime design as well as the assessment of a carbon tax for China.


Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)

FARN is an Argentinian NGO, founded in 1985, and has a long history of environmental work in the country ranging from Environmental Law and Public Participation (since 1985), Biodiversity, Extractive Industries, Energy, and Climate Change. In terms of Climate Change, FARN is working on the monitoring of the Argentinian NDC process, UNFCCC negotiations, and has had an active role in coordinating regional studies for the Latin American Platform on Climate Change, CDKN, and the Regional Center on Climate Change and Decision Making.


Germanwatch and Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

Germanwatch e.V. is a civil society organization with offices in Bonn and Berlin. Germanwatch is actively promote North-South equity and the preservation of livelihoods.   Together with its members and supporters as well as with other actors in civil society Germanwatch intends to represent a strong lobby for sustainable development.

The Climate Change Performance Index is jointly published by Germanwatch e.V. and Climate Action Network Europe (CAN). It evaluates, compares and ranks the climate protection performance of 58 countries which are responsible for 90% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Countries are evaluated based on emission levels, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate policies. It has been produce annually since 2006.


Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM)

Iniciativa Climática de México A.C. (ICM) is a non-profit non-governmental organization founded in 2012. ICM’s experienced and knowledgeable team produces high-quality technical papers on the status of climate policy, power, and transport in Mexico, identifying trends and tendencies in these sectors. ICM has solid working relationships with different areas of the Mexican Government, the Mexican Congress, sectorial business associations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and non-governmental organizations from the policy, energy and transport and mobility areas.


NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Tracker (CAT)

NewClimate Institute is a limited liability non-profit company (gGmbH) founded in November 2014. It supports research and implementation of action against climate change around the globe. NewClimate generates and shares knowledge on international climate negotiations, tracking climate action, climate and development, climate finance and carbon market mechanisms.

The Climate Action Tracker is a partnership of Climate Analytics, Ecofys, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Studies and the NewClimate Institute. It is an independent science-based group, which tracks emission commitments and actions of countries. It provides an assessment of individual national pledges of 14 developing, 14 developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions based on 2020 or unilateral pledges, current policy projections and INDCs. It has been produced annually since 2011.


Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. ODI’s mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. The Climate Finance team at ODI conducts world-class research and delivers practical advice to support developing countries in their efforts to move towards low emission, climate resilient economies. Working in partnership with governments, international organizations, and research institutes, we inform and influence policies, practices, and public debate to promote the effective use of climate finance.


The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

TERI is a non-profit, scientific and policy research organization, working in India and globally in the field of climate change, energy, environment, water, biotechnology, forestry, as well as a range of sustainable development issues. The organization was founded in 1974 and over years it has created a dynamic and inspiring environment for developing innovative and cost-effective solutions for climate. It is one of the most strategically placed research organizations in India which has established and enriched relationships with the Government of India at national, and sub-national levels as well as with other stakeholders including Indian corporate sector, NGOs, financial institutions and other research organizations. TERI has been extensively working on issues of climate change including climate finance, transparency, MRV, technology and has provided inputs in activities that directly feed into the international and domestic climate policy discourses.