Climate Change Laws of the World is a database covering national-level climate change legislation and policies from around the world. These laws and policies address policy areas directly relevant to climate change mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage or disaster risk management. More specifically, the database includes laws and policies that establish rules and procedures related to the transition to low-carbon economies, enhancing adaptation capabilities, and disaster risk management.
As of June 2023, the database includes documents submitted by Parties and non-Party stakeholders to the UNFCCC, including, among others, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Communications and Adaptation Communications, IPCC reports, and submissions to the first Global Stocktake (hereinafter: Submissions to the UNFCCC). (see FAQ ‘What UNFCCC documents are included?’). For more information please visit our Methodology section.
This database originates from a collaboration between the Grantham Research Institute and GLOBE International on a series of Climate Legislation Studies. Since then, Climate Change Laws of the World has transformed into one of the Grantham Research Institute’s core strategic projects, underpinning much of the Institute’s work on our governance and legislation theme.
The database is now powered and operated by our partner Climate Policy Radar.