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A critical decade for climate policy: tools and initiatives to track our progress

This working paper presents a landscape assessment of independent efforts to track the adoption, implementation and impact of climate change policies around the world. It provides guidance for researchers, funders and governments on filling information gaps regarding climate change policy. The paper observes that the climate policy tracking community has developed a diverse portfolio of methodologies and frameworks to address a wide range of policy tracking needs. Nevertheless, information about climate policies remains patchy, particularly in regard to monitoring of policy implementation and policies under development. The report includes the following recommendations: deepen monitoring and evaluation of policy implementation and policies under development; strengthen climate policy tracking at the country level, while maintaining internationally focused efforts; enhance coordination and collaboration among climate policy tracking practitioner; and scope out emerging issues.