With the recent adoption of the enhanced transparency network of the Paris Agreement on climate change, it is critical for countries to have credible systems in place to account for and report on progress towards meeting their national climate commitments, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

WRI's Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action (TASCA) initiative supports governments to monitor the implementation and impact of their NDCs and the underlying policies that support them. The project also supports countries in identifying opportunities for countries to further curb emissions, enabling them to take on more ambitious climate commitments over time.

The TASCA project works in five countries to strengthen systems to track progress toward tackling climate change: Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.  Find out more about work in each country by clicking the map below.

Click countries to see TASCA's work around the globe.

The initiative’s activities in each country are determined through in-country scoping and are designed to meet countries’ specific needs and priorities. Activities are undertaken in collaboration with the responsible ministries and government bodies, technical experts, and representatives from civil society and the private sector.

Countries that participate in the project activities will strengthen their systems to track the implementation and effects of their NDCs, be better able to report their results to domestic and international constituencies and be better placed to prepare future NDCs. In addition, the lessons countries learn through the project will be shared globally with other countries to inform the advancement and implementation of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) processes under the Paris Agreement.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag

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