THE CLIMATE POLICY OVERVIEW provides an overview of the key climate policy issues facing the world’s major emitters at the start of a new year. The Outlook is intended as a guide for those who follow climate policy and who want an accessible and easily understandable introduction to current and emerging issues from leading researchers.  The defining expertise of CICEP is the analysis of the political feasibility of governmental climate and energy policies. In this outlook for 2017 we focus on the most important new governmental policy issues in light of how the Paris Agreement is followed up.

The outlook contains a chapter for each of the seven largest emitters: China, the US, the EU, India, Japan, Russia, and Brazil. In addition, we provide a broad overview of international developments and have also invited CICEP’s user partners to write on topical issues.