Tracking greenhouse gas emissions with unprecedented detail, speed, and trusted independence.
Climate TRACE is a joint initiative founded by a global coalition of nonprofits, tech companies, and universities created to make meaningful climate action faster and easier by independently tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with unprecedented detail and speed. Coalition members include Blue Sky Analytics, Earthrise Alliance, Hypervine, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, OceanMind, RMI, TransitionZero, WattTime, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
Climate TRACE aims to address the lack of consistent effective monitoring, reporting, and verification of countries annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigation efforts by providing data that are available in real-time (or as near as real-time as practicable for a given sector) and which will be updated regularly. In addition to country governments, other non-state actors like state, regional and city governments, companies, and citizen groups have even more sporadic, incomplete and outdated data. Climate TRACE data showed that among the world's top countries that submit regular inventories, emissions from oil and gas may collectively be around 1BN tons higher than official reports.
Climate TRACE has prioritised producing emissions data that is available in all countries, recent, and granular. In October 2022, Climate TRACE will launch the first-ever facility-level emission database which will pinpoint all the most polluting facilities (power plants, industries, mines and ships), giving policymakers clear objectives to reduce emissions. This will include emissions from previously undetected sources such as landfills and livestock farms. Climate Trace has also launched a pilot project to provide emissions data to six subnational governments.
All of Climate TRACE data is freely and openly available to download and governments and companies can start using it without any signup or kickoff process. However in some cases where there are either questions about the data or additional support is needed, we follow this process:
By making data openly available both to download or to access via an easy-to-use user interface, Climate TRACE's data is highly accessible to anyone with an internet connection. All of Climate TRACE's data are available in simple, universally accessible formats. The data do not require any special software and can even be downloaded even when facing limited connectivity.
Climate TRACE now provides country-level emissions estimates for all countries, covering over 99% of human-caused emissions sources, making it the first comprehensive, independent database of global greenhouse gas emissions
In October 2022, Climate TRACE will launch the first-ever facility level emission database which will pinpoint all the most polluting facilities (power plants, industries, mines and ships) which will give policymakers clear objectives to reduce emissions. This will include emissions from previously undetected sources such as landfills and livestock farms. This will be extended to all facilities globally by 2023.