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.


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.


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.


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.


Yale Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is published by Yale University. It ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. It contains a number of indicators relevant to climate.


World Resources Institute (WRI)

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. Climate is one of the six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development, which WRI focuses on.