China vs USA scores on major climate tracker illustrate complexity

China gets terrible marks for underpromising and overdelivering, while USA gets great marks for the opposite

The Climate Action Tracker is one of the most viewed and cited assessment tools for how countries are doing on climate action. It’s solidly thought out, sophisticated, and communicative.

But I and others have often scratched our heads at the apparent results. Sometimes they agreed with the clear action we saw on…




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Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard

Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.

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