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Climate ambition beyond emission numbers: Taking stock of progress by looking inside countries and sectors

Published by the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways, this study features 40 international experts assessing climate ambition and national transformations in 26 countries and three sectors (land use, transport, and industry), taking a deeper look beyond a country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to reveal broader, sector-specific global trends and developments in mitigation, and to gauge the progress enabled by the Paris Agreement. The report highlights the importance of strengthening policy design for national and sectoral processes, connecting international cooperation to sectoral transformations, and enabling sectoral conversations to accelerate the transition. Finally, the study makes the case for high-level political negotiations.