Please send your feedback to: NAZCA@unfccc.int


The Global Climate Action portal is an online platform where actors from around the globe - countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and other organizations - can display their commitments to act on climate change.

Launched by UN Climate Change, Peru and France in 2014, the portal was born of the realization that addressing climate change will take ambitious, broad-based action from all segments of society, public and private.

Crucially, it helped build momentum towards the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015. With the portal's formal inclusion in the Decision Text of the Agreement, countries welcomed the efforts of all actors to scale-up their climate actions and encouraged them to register these actions via the Global Climate Action portal.

The aim is to present a clear, comprehensive view of Global Climate Action, recognizing actors and inspiring still greater ambition, for the good of current and future generations.

Progress tracking

At COP26 in November 2021 the Global Climate Action portal launched the tracking of voluntary climate action. The tracking captures the progress made by individual actors and cooperative initiatives that are registered in the portal, including the initiatives launched at the UN SG's 2019 Climate Action Summit and COP25.

The work to define the components and metrics to reflect the progress of voluntary actions from Non-Party stakeholders has been done in collaboration with various organizations within Camda. Specific to the work related to international cooperative initiatives, the Global Climate Action portal worked closely with the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), the Global Center on Adaptation and the UNEP DTU Climate Initiatives Platform (CIP), who provided valuable inputs and support to this work. These collaborations have allowed the alignment of the data collected from cooperative initiatives, aiming to reduce the burden of reporting by lead organizations. The work related to individual actors has been undertaken in close partnership with CDP.

The outcomes of the progress tracking is available in the Global Climate Action portal Actor tracking page and Cooperative Initiatives tracking page.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How does the portal receive climate action data?

Climate actions, initiatives and associated data registered on the portal are provided by our data partners: CDP, Carbonn Climate Registry, The Climate Group, Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, UN Global Compact, Global Covenant of Mayors, Climate Bonds Initiative and the UN Environment's Climate Initiatives Platform.

2. How are actions registered?

Please refer to our Register your Action page here

3. What is the scope of countries covered by the portal?

  • The portal covers the Parties of the (UN Climate Change) Convention.
  • Currently the EU is represented in the portal by its members.
  • The geographical representation of these countries is limited to UN member states while non-member States are found on the drop-down menu called "Locations".
    Note that this drop-down menu will only show locations for which there is available data.

4. What is the criteria to have a country profile page?

Only countries fulfilling the following criteria have a Country Profile page:

  • Has joined the Convention
  • Has submitted a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)
  • Has at least one non-Party stakeholder (i.e. region, city, company, investor, organization) located or headquartered in that country with a registered climate action (individual action or initiative participation)

5. How is the location of actors defined?

The location used to identify actors in our map is based on information available from our partners' data and reliable public sources. In order for the information associated with a particular actor to be as complete as possible, information from our data partners and other sources has been combined. While we endeavor to ensure this information is as accurate as possible, no warranty whatsoever is provided for the accuracy of this information.

Any feedback on information can be reported to NAZCA@unfccc.int

6. How was the interactive map developed?

  • The coding for the interactive map has been developed by the UNFCCC in collaboration with the United Nations Geospatial Information Section (UN GIS). It has been approved for use by UN GIS and will be regularly updated.
  • The coloring of the map illustrates the regional areas covered by UN Climate Change's annual Regional Climate Weeks:
    • Africa Climate Week
    • Asia-Pacific Climate Week
    • Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week

7. What are announced initiatives?

Announced initiatives represent initiatives announced at major climate action events and summits that have not yet been reported through one of the portal's data providers. The portal helps provide transparency and accountability for new initiatives and facilitates tracking their progress and impact. The first major step in this regard is the requirement that announcements are registered through one of the portal's data providers within a fixed timeframe. Announcements are highlighted across the web site through grey shading.