Mitigation Landscape Analysis: Themes and Trends

The first global stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement takes place from 2021–23 and serves as the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress on climate action.

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is working closely with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on a project to help shape the GST process. We have developed three landscape analyses, or surveys, of promising opportunities that could provide substantial, near-term scalable enhanced climate action and support in the context of the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals.

This landscape analysis on mitigation intends to identify the most salient opportunities to enhance unilateral and collective climate action, with an emphasis on near-term decarbonization at a level that can keep the world on track to limit average global warming to 1.5 degrees C.