Case studies

The Observatory publishes, in addition to its annual report, a series of case studies of countries, cities and regions at the crossroads of national policies and non-state actions, to provide a qualitative analysis of the evolution of greenhouse gas emissions.

Country
Energy

Chile • An emerging key actor in the renewable energy arena

Chile, with less than 18 million inhabitants, is becoming a strategic actor in the wo[...]

2019
Country
Transport

Norway • The progressive electrification of land and maritime transport

Accounting for over 29 % of Norway’s overall CO2 emissions, transport-rel[...]

2019
Country
Transport

Germany • Twists and turns on the road to the Verkehrswende

Compared to the progress made in the Energy Transition (Energiewende), greenhouse gas[...]

2019
Country
Energy

Ghana • Growth, electrification and emissions: a fine balancing act

With an average growth of 5% since 2013, Ghana has one of the most dynamic ec[...]

2019
Country
Energy

United Kingdom • A decarbonation model involving all stakeholders

"The 21st of April 2017 marked the first time since the start of electrificatio[...]

2019
Case study

Baden-Württemberg • Industrial production distances the region from attainment...

As a founding state of the Under2 MOU, Baden-Württemberg (BW) [...]

2018
City

Tokyo • The Impact of the Emissions Trading Scheme

In 2012, emissions in the Tokyo metropolis rose sharply after the shutdown of nuclear power pl[...]

2018
City

Seixal • Raise the awareness of the population about lower energy consumption

The Portuguese municipality of Seixal, south of Lisbon, joined the [...]

2018
City

Recife • An ambitious climate plan, incorporating the issues of increased vuln...

Selected by ICLEI as a “model city” for its Urban LEDS project,[...]

2018
City

Quito • Protection of ecosystems to reduce carbon footprint

Quito, one of the capitals most involved in community climate networks, is implementi[...]

2018
City

Cape Town • Making power generation local

Cape Town adopted its new climate strategy in July 2017, Climate Chance Policy, one of the pillars of t[...]

2018
City

Paris • A new climate plan, the result of a wide-ranging consultation

Between 2004 and 2014, the country’s carbon footprint decreased by nearly 1[...]

2018
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