The Global Stocktake is clear: All countries need to raise their ambition to curb their emissions effectively, to a degree that is fair to their development status.
But ambitious targets are not sufficient on their own – policies need to be in place and be implemented effectively. Climate Transparency’s new Climate Policy Implementation Check has been designed to assess, rate, and monitor the implementation status of policy instruments along four categories: legal status, institutions & governance, resourcing, and oversight.
Ahead of COP28 Climate Transparency published the Climate Policy Implementation Check papers analysing the implementation of a variety climate policies in the power sector of Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia and South Africa. With their strong interlinkages in coal production and consumption, the covered countries, exemplify the possibilities and challenges of successful transformations, and they will be key to the debate on how to change long-standing international relationships from brown to green.
On 23 November 2023 the online launch of the publications took place. During the event, the authors presented lessons-learned from country examples and addressed following questions:
They also discussed possibilities and implications for international cooperation (finance, technology, capacities) help overcome domestic barriers and effectively implement the energy transition away from coal and towards a renewable energy future.
The paper „Electricity Grid Expansion Policies in Germany: Implementation, Participation and Acceptance“ is part of the Climate Transparency project “Energy transition: Ambitious policies and their implementation – learning from good practices in Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia and South Africa”, funded by the Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG).
Julia Horn, Florian Mersmann, Sebastian Wegner