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How to use this resource

You can use this resource to:

  • Search 3500+ climate law and policy documents from every country
  • See exact matches and related phrases highlighted in the text

Watch the video below to learn how to use this resource


Your site looks different, what's changed?

We’ve been working with our partners, Climate Policy Radar, to redesign and upgrade our legislation database, bringing you a better experience and new features to help you explore and interact with our data. You can now:

  • Conduct searches that return results based on ‘reading’ the whole text of documents in the database (previously, search functionality was limited to returning results based on document titles, summaries, and keywords assigned by our researchers).This improves the comprehensiveness of your search results.
  • More easily find relevant information. Our new search function looks for similar and related phrases to your query, known as ‘semantic search’. Previously, results were based on finding exact matches to your query within document titles, summaries, and document metadata (keywords).
  • See where a search term or relevant text appears in a document, with relevant passages of text automatically highlighted in yellow to help you identify important information more quickly.

More features are coming soon. Stay updated to find out when we launch them.

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