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Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)

The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is an information and analysis tool on global climate change developed by the World Resources Institute. CAIT provides a comprehensive and comparable database of greenhouse gas emissions data (including all major sources and sinks) and other climate-relevant indicators. CAIT can be used to analyze a wide range of climate-related data questions and to help support future policy decisions made under the Climate Convention and in other fora.

CAIT is made up of a suite of tools that allow users to utilize the data to understand considerations of equity in climate negotiations, see transparency and available information in country climate action commitments, interact with historical emissions data, and dive into the methodologies behind future emissions projections. CAIT allows national governments, international organizations and independent researchers to perform relevant analysis and promote efficient action on climate change.

Available tools are:


Historical Emissions: allows for easy analysis and visualization of the latest available international greenhouse gas emissions data. It includes emissions and derivative indicators for 186 countries, 50 U.S. states, 6 gases, multiple economic sectors, and 160 years – carbon dioxide emissions for 1850-2012 and multi-sector GHG emission for 1990-2012.

Paris Contributions Map: enables users to explore, compare, and assess the transparency of mitigation information provided by Parties (countries) in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The CAIT Paris Contributions Map will be constantly updated with structured data as new INDCs are released throughout 2015.

Pre-2020 Pledges Map: highlights pledges that were submitted by countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2009 and 2010, outlining actions countries would take by 2020. A dashboard and map view lets you explore summaries and a detailed view is available for in-depth information..

Emissions Projections: provides ready access to emission projections for major emitters through the year 2100 (if data is available). In addition, this tool aims to increase the transparency of each scenario by publishing key assumptions and other related information.

Equity Explorer: helps visualize the many dimensions of climate equity in the context of the international climate negotiations. It can be used in the development of individual climate contributions by making a a holistic set of indicators of climate equity available and visualizing them.

Google Public Data Explorer: can be used to compare country-level and region-level emissions by gases, sectors, per capita information, GDP and other socio-economic indicators and create your own visualizations and animations.

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