CAIT - Emissions Projections

The CAIT Projections module provides ready access to emission projections for major emitters through the year 2100 (if data is available).

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In addition to providing emissions data, this tool aims to increase the transparency of each scenario by publishing key assumptions and other related information. The CAIT Projections module is currently in Beta and contains only a selected sets of scenarios. However, we have plans to incorporate additional scenarios, sources, and countries in the future.

The data set contains emission projections reported by national government refered to "National Government" (the majority of which are National Communications and Biennial Reports submitted by governments to the UNFCCC), by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and a set of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) from Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

For detailed list of data sources, please refer to the tool


WRI, CAIT Climate Data Explorer. 2015. CAIT Projections Beta. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available at:

Additionally to citing CAIT Climate Data Explorer please consider citing the data sources that CAIT Climate Data Explorer is using.

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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Full license text available at Creative Commons Attribution 4.0


Project: CAIT Climate Data Explorer

Page Last Updated: August 18, 2016

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