Dr. Louise Jeffery leads projects in the area of tracking climate action. She has nearly a decade of experience in climate change policy research, primarily in evaluating national mitigation efforts and commitments under the UNFCCC. She developed frameworks and methods to evaluate the sufficiency and fairness of individual governments contributions, and to determine whether the world is collectively on track to meet the Paris Agreement temperature limit. At NewClimate Institute, she is currently focusing on translating the Paris Agreement into sectoral and country specific needs for reducing emissions. Of particular interest are the agriculture, land-use, and buildings sectors. Louise holds a B.Sc. and M.Sci. from the University of Cambridge (Geology) and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (Earth and Environmental Sciences).  

Introducing performance distributions to visualise collective progress towards mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement
Publication date 09 Jun 2022

The first Global Stocktake (GST), taking place in 2021-2023, must provide clear and actionable information to support Parties to the...

State of Climate Action 2021
Publication date 28 Oct 2021

Combatting the climate crisis requires us to rapidly transform the systems that propel our economy, including power generation...

The Emissions Gap Report 2021
Publication date 26 Oct 2021

This is the twelfth edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report. It assesses the gap between...

Publication in Nature Climate Change: Wave of net zero emission targets opens window to meeting the Paris Agreement
Publication date 16 Sep 2021

This article published in "Nature Climate Change" analyses the recent wave of national net zero targets showing that there is...

Climate Action Tracker Global update: Climate target updates slow as science ramps up need for action
Publication date 15 Sep 2021

In these briefings, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) introduces its new rating methodology, which now rates more elements than before –...

Systems Change Lab

Change is rarely linear, and transitions are often dynamic. A faster than expected growth has been observed in some technologies, e.g...

Supporting collective progress assessment under the Global Stocktake

Differentiated analysis of collective progress and national courses of action following the Global Stocktake Together with Öko...

Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction...

Achieving Net Zero: Opportunities to close the gap to 1.5◦C in Europe and beyond
Venue COP25
Date 06 Dec 2019

Louise Jeffery, Swithin Lui (both NewClimate), Claire Stockwell, Paola Yanguas Parra and Andreas Geiges (all Climate Analytics)...

Climate Action Tracker launches new decarbonisation data portal
Publication date 13 Mar 2017

Which country is making more progress in decarbonising their road transport sector with low-carbon fuels? Which country has a higher...

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