Energy Policy Tracker

Subject: Tracking real-time data on approved public finance and policy measures targeting energy generation and consumption to stimulate economies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracking follows a bottom-up approach, which involves collecting data on individual policies at an individual country level and then aggregating them. The Tracker is being launched in several phases. The first phase includes only G20 countries and policies by the European Union. Later website updates will add more countries and multilateral as well as national financing institutions.

Key energy sectors: resources (e.g., extraction of oil, gas, and coal, pipelines as well as restoration of extractive sites), power, buildings, mobility (e.g., airlines, airports, car manufacturing, rail and public transport, cycling and walking), and other energy-intensive sectors.

Hosts: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Oil Change International (OCI), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Columbia University in New York City, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC), Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), LegambienteREN21, and The Australia Institute (TAI)

Stimulus and response measures:

  • Policy measures for five energy categories: fossil unconditional, fossil conditional, clean unconditional, clean conditional, other energy
  • Monetary policies
  • Fiscal policies
  • Other policies (e.g., environmental regulations, technology standards, pollution standards, licensing procedures)