A family of climate action related methodologies and guidance.

Camda supports all peer reviewed methodologies and guidance on the collection and analyses of climate action data. The Camda community also aims to continuously contextualize these various methodological approaches toward our overall mission to show, overtime, how the real-economy across states and regions, cities, businesses, and investors is transitioning to climate neutrality and resilience in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Select methodologies and guidance documents are listed below for reference. Please contact us to include your resources on this website related to methodologies or guidance on collecting, aggregating, and tracking climate actions from states and regions, cities, businesses, and investors.

Methodologies and Guidance:

All methodologies and guidance documents that are pertinent to data and analyses of climate actions from across states and regions, cities, businesses, and investors are welcome to be registered with Camda. Below is the current verified list:

  • Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) – The World Resources Institute (WRI) is continuing to produce guidance documents on ICAT to help any user navigate through various options when quantifying non-party climate action. It builds on methodologies from related work such as the America’s Pledge reports. This work is supported by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, ClimateWorks, and the governments of Germany and Italy.
  • A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action, Nature Climate Change, 18 December 2018. – recommendations regarding five main areas of research and methodological development related to evaluating non-state and subnational climate actions: defining clear boundaries and terminology; use of common methodologies to aggregate and assess non-state and subnational contributions; systematically dealing with issues of overlap; estimating the likelihood of implementation; and addressing data gaps.

If you would like to add a relevant and peer reviewed document, please contact Camda.