Neelam Singh, Marion Vieweg (2015).

WRI Working Paper.

Implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation policies and actions can be enhanced through the use of indicators as part of regular monitoring. Indicators are specific, measurable metrics to demonstrate progress that occurs as a result of policy implementation.

This working paper provides guidance for developing indicators that can assist policymakers and other stakeholders seeking to enhance the implementation of climate mitigation policies.

The paper outlines three steps in developing indicators for monitoring performance:

  • Formulating a list of possible indicators
  • Selecting indicators to monitor performance
  • Collecting and monitoring data