To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, all countries must massively increase their climate protection efforts. The Agreement introduced the "Global Stocktake" (GST) as a mechanism to regularly review progress towards the goals of the agreement. The GST will be conducted for the first time in 2021–2023 and every five years thereafter. The GST will be used to evaluate the overall impact of national climate change contributions (NDCs) and to support the subsequent strengthening of climate action.
This project is intended to accompany and support the implementation of the GST. In doing so, it is intended to help sharpen the NDCs toward the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the results of the work shall support the German delegation in upcoming international climate negotiations.
The Wuppertal Institute's contribution includes, on the one hand, the collection and evaluation of the submissions made to the GST by states and other actors. On the other hand, the Wuppertal Institute will prepare a policy paper summarising the results of the project for national governments as well as actors from civil society and the private sector. In addition, the paper will contain suggestions on how the results of the GST can be introduced into the political processes in the individual countries.