New online database of climate initiatives available

A new online database called the Climate Initiative Platform is now available, containing data on more than 180 climate initiatives worldwide.

The database was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers  and developed by Ecofys with support from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the World Resource Institute.

“A multitude of international climate initiatives involving actors such as cities, companies and NGOs are now engaging in efforts to address the growing emissions gap,” according to a press release from Ecofys.

The 184 initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions involve more than 20,700 participants, according to the site. Of these initiatives, more than 25 relate to energy supply and nearly 50 related to renewable energy. Of the participants, half represent subnational governments and about a fourth represent companies.

Users can browse the database by country or initiative, as well as search based on type of initiative or keywords.

The database is currently being updated to present the most recent data and developments during COP21 in Paris. On Jan. 1, 2016, the database will be transferred to the United Nations Environment Programme to allow for regular maintenance and to raise its profile.

The database is available here.

Ecofys was established in 1984 with the mission of achieving “sustainable energy for everyone.”

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