The Energy Policy Tracker has finished its first phase of tracking related to the Covid-19 recovery. Our dataset for 2020-2021 is complete. A new dataset on energy policies in the context of multiple crises will be launched in the coming year.


The team behind the Tracker is made of:

  • Six organisations in the Core Group: IISD, IGES, OCI, ODI, SEI and Columbia University. As the Core Group members, they have the following responsibilities: 
    • Work across countries, normally filling info for several countries or MDBs; 
    • Verify data across countries according to the commonly agreed methodology. 
  • Contributing Partners: Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS, Germany), Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN, Argentina), Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC, Brazil), Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE, France), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM, Mexico), Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM, Mexico), Legambiente (Italy), SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy), REN21 (renewables), The Australia Institute (TAI, Australia), Sustainable Economics and Finance Association (SEFiA, Turkey), The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra (Finland), The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3, Spain), WiseEuropa (Poland), DiXi Group (Ukraine), WWF South Africa, SINTEF (Norway), and Auckland University of Technology (AUT, New Zealand),Budgit. Environics, Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Espacio Público, Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana. These partners contribute to the Tracker in the geographies (typically one country) and areas they are particularly interested in.

Project lead

Ivetta Gerasimchuk, IISD

List of contributors by partner

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Ivetta Gerasimchuk, Lucile Dufour, Joachim Roth, Vanessa Corkal, Anjali Viswamohanan, Anissa Suharsono, Chido Muzondo, Indira Urazova, Richard Bridle, Greg Muttitt, Philip Gass, Aditya Pant, Shruti Sharma, Mostafa Mostafa, Peter Wooders, Paulina Resich, Charly Blais, Max Schmidt, Silke Bölts, Lukas Welker 

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic and social rules, a changing climate. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa and Toronto our work impacts lives in nearly 100 countries.

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Satoshi Kojima, So-Young Lee, Zhen Jin, Mustafa Moinuddin, Pham Ngoc Bao, Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Sudarmanto Budi Nugroho, Kazuo Matsushita, Kentaro Tamura, Eric Zusman 

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a collaborative research and outreach organisation working to accelerate the transition toward a sustainable, resilient, shared, and inclusive Asia-Pacific region, both across borders and around the globe. Dedicated to acting as a change agent in society, IGES works with its diverse partners to deliver its trusted expertise in sustainable development and resilience through its strategic research and operations, driving much-needed action on the world’s most critical environmental and social challenges.

Oil Change International (OCI)

Alex Doukas, Bronwen Tucker, Laurie van der Berg, Matt Maiorana

Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Angela Picciariello, Ipek Gencsu, Tegan Rogers  

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change.

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Miquel Muñoz Cabré, Elisa Arond, Jindan Gong, Annika Flensburg, Brigita Tool, José Vega Araújo, Patricio Calles, Cleo Verkuijl, Maricruz Bravo

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges. We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

Tom Moerenhout, Sally Qiu, Hannah H. Braun, Xiao Liang, Vicente Loyola, Milo McBride, Ali Ibrahim Nasrallah, Eduarda Oliveira Zoghbi 

Based at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) enables public and private sector leaders to make more informed choices about the world’s most pressing energy issues by providing an independent and interdisciplinary platform for insights and data-driven analysis, convening and information-sharing, education and training, and actionable recommendations on the current and future global energy system.

Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft, Green Budget Germany (FÖS)

Matthias Runkel, Holger Bàr 

Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), internationally known as Green Budget Germany (GBG), is a non-profit association and an independent non-governmental think tank. We are seeking economic solutions for environmental and social challenges with a focus on a continuous ecological fiscal reform in the energy, transport and agricultural sector.

Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)

Maria Marta Di Paola

Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization, founded in 1985. Our main objective is to promote sustainable development through politics, law and the institutional organization of society. Through political, institutional and social advocacy, we promote access to public information, justice and democratic and participatory citizenship.

Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC)

Livi Gerbase, Cássia Cristina

The Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Brasília, the capital of Brasil. For 40 years Inesc has been working with partner organizations of civil society and social movements to raise a voice in national and international forums for sustainable development and human rights, always keeping an eye on the public budget.

Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)

Louise Kessler, Amélie Fritz

The Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) is a Paris-based think tank with expertise in economics and finance with the mission to support action against climate change. Through its applied research, the Institute contributes to the debate on climate-related policies. It also publishes research to support financial institutions, businesses and territories in the fight against climate change and that assists with the incorporation of climate issues into their activities and operations. I4CE is a registered non-profit organisation, founded by the French National Promotional Bank Caisse des Dépôts and the French Development Agency.

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia, Aldo Muller Quintero, Jonathan Campos Trejo, María Bosch Morales, Génesis Adriana Alcaraz Rodríguez

The Center for Energy and Natural Resources (CIERN) at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) offers an open forum for the analysis and discussion of energy and natural resource issues as well as for training and capacity building that promote sustainable development.

Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM)

Ana Sofia Tamborrel, Rafael Fonseca

Iniciativa Climática de México A.C., established in 2016, is a re-granting, think tanking, advocating, and convening non-profit organization. ICM plays a critical role in ensuring Mexico is on track to achieve its climate agenda. Through its activities, ICM, along with its stakeholders and partners, contributes to generate the political conditions to tackle the climate crisis: reducing GHG emissions in Mexico under the 1.5oC pathway and promoting socially inclusive low-carbon development. ICM was born out of the Latin America Region Climate Initiative founded in 2012.


Gabriele Nanni

Legambiente is an Italian non-profit organization founded in 1980 as a pacifist and independent movement and it is not related to any Italian party or institution. Legambiente is a member of several international networks focussing on climate change, environmental justice, sustainable development, biodiversity protection and volunteering.

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Matteo Di Castelnuovo, Virginia Allevi

SDA Bocconi School of Management is the graduate business school of Bocconi University. The School offers executive, custom and MBA programs, as well as specialized masters, and it carries out research projects. The Just Energy Transition Team (JET), part of the Sustainability Lab, aims to develop and disseminate innovative and influential research to support business and finance, policy makers and NGOs in the journey towards sustainable development.


Lea Ranalder, Laura Williamson

REN21 is the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. We provide up-to-date facts, figures and peer-reviewed analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets to decision-makers. Our goal: encourage and enable them to shift to renewable energy – now.

The Australia Institute (TAI)

Audrey Quicke, Alia Armistead, Richie Merzian

The Australia Institute (TAI) is one of the country’s most influential public policy think tanks. It conducts research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.

Sustainable Economics and Finance Association (SEFiA)

Bengisu Özenç

SEFiA is a research-oriented environmental NGO based in Ankara, Turkey. SEFiA focuses on energy transition, climate change and low-carbon development discussion from the lens of economics and financial analysis. SEFiA works in close ties with the environmental NGO-sphere, by addressing their research needs through academic integrity. While its main domain of research is Turkey, SEFiA also seeks opportunities for building alliances with international peers to enhance the knowledge base.

The Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra)

Tatu Leinonen, Oras Tynkkynen, Mariko Landström, Rasmus Sihvonen, Janne Peljo

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is an independent “think-and-do tank” under the Finnish Parliament. Sitra’s task is to promote sustainable well-being in Finland, and one of the central topics Sitra works with is the transformation to a carbon-neutral circular economy. Currently Sitra is co-chairing the working group on sustainable recovery appointed by the Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

Elisa Sainz de Murieta, Ana Morales, Ibon Galarraga

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) is a research centre focused on the causes and consequences of climate change. BC3 adopts a transdisciplinary approach to climate change research and science, integrating environmental, socioeconomic, and ethical dimensions of climate change. Main areas of expertise include: climate impact assessment and modelling, socio-economic assessments, risk and vulnerability assessments, climate adaptation monitoring and assessment, policy and institutional analysis, urban resilience and climate change governance.


Zofia Wetmańska, Aleksander Sniegocki, Pawel Leszczynski

WiseEuropa is an independent think-tank and research organization based in Warsaw that undertakes a strategic reflection on European politics, foreign policy and economy. WiseEuropa intends to stimulate and facilitate public debate on the future of Poland and Europe, especially focusing on the economic, social and political dimensions of the discourse. Since its establishment in 2013, WiseEuropa has contributed to and engaged in the dialogue on the pathways needed to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth at the national and European levels.

DiXi Group

Daryna Kulaga, Olena Pavlenko, Shamil Khakimzyanov

DiXi Group is an independent Ukrainian think tank involved in research and consultations in the energy sector. Our goal is to strengthen transparency and accessibility of energy policy, improve governance and cooperation of the government with the public and businesses. DiXi Group works both with specific amendments to the legislation in order to improve the sector’s performance, and with more general topics such as Ukraine-EU-Russia relations, European Green Deal, and regional energy policy. 

WWF South Africa

Louise Scholtz, Reinhardt Arp

WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF global network. While part of a thriving international community we are a local NGO that has worked in South Africa for over 50 years. We take our direction from people and nature in the places where we work in South Africa and from priority environmental challenges we seek to address. The socio-economic legacy of our political past compels us to simultaneously achieve a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable future.


Miguel Muñoz Ortiz, Vibeke Stærkebye Nørstebø, Håvard Solem, Sarah Schmidt

SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation with international top-level expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. We conduct contract research and development as a partner for the private and public sectors, and we are one of the largest contract research institutions in Europe. Our vision is technology for a better society.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Nina Ives, David Hall

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is one of the best modern universities in the world and New Zealand’s second largest university. Home to more than 60 world-class research institutes and centres, AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact and for its international outlook, and in the top 1% of universities in the world. AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and it embraces new technologies to lead the learning of tomorrow and prepare students for the rapidly changing world of work and society.

Budgit (BudgIT (

Adejoke Akinbode

BudgIT is a Nigerian civic organization that applies technology for citizen engagement with institutional improvement to facilitate societal change. The company which launched operations in Lagos, Nigeria, was founded by Oluseun Onigbinde and Joseph Agunbiade in 2011 to provide social advocacy using technology.

Environics (Environics, SAE. – Environment & Development Advisors)

Yasser Sherif

Established in 1999, with a significant track record of hundreds of contracts of different sizes, Environics is a leading Egyptian firm in the field of environmental, energy and sustainable development consultancy services. Environics provides a wide range of services contributing to the development of a number of sectors, including: Energy; Industry; Infrastructure and Transport; Oil and Gas; Tourism; Mining; Water Resources; Agribusiness and Foods, and Agriculture and Reclamation.

Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC)

Izael Da Silva, Thomas Bundi

Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) is an applied technology lab within Strathmore University. It was established in 2012 to carry out high-quality research and consultancy services. We provide professional training, laboratory testing and project development for the renewable energy sector in Kenya. SERC effectively offers services to the government, private sector and the general public.

Espacio Público (Espacio Público – Centro de Estudios Independiente (

Rodrigo A. Guerrero Rojas

Espacio Público is an independent think tank, made up of professionals of excellence, which seeks to contribute to the construction of a fairer, more inclusive, transparent and democratic society, in order to achieve sustainable development that benefits all people in Chile and the continent. Our projects and research focus on improving the design and implementation of public policies, and we develop them by promoting quality debate (convening different actors to dialogue), working with high methodological standards, involving citizens and influencing authorities and decision-makers to set the direction and priorities of the public agenda.

Grupo Propuesta Cuidadana (Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana – Propuesta Ciudadana)

Esteban Valle-Riestra, Harlem Mariño

Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana (GPC) is a Peruvian consortium of 10 non-governmental organizations based in 16 regions of the country. It contributes with policy proposals for inclusive state reform and efficient and effective management of public resources in the country. GPC promotes and supports the strengthening of mechanisms of national and interregional partnerships between civil society organizations and state institutions


Denise Puca, Justin Seals, Arthur Rempel

Funder Acknowledgements

This Tracker has been co-funded from multiple grants previously provided to each of its partner organisations. 

IISD gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway; the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark; the Ministry of Environment of Sweden; the Nordic Council of Ministers; the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand; Environment Funders Canada; and the MAVA Foundation.

ODI gratefully acknowledges the support of the KR Foundation.

SEI gratefully acknowledges the support Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

OCI gratefully acknowledges the support of the High Tide Foundation.

AUT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Boomers for Real Climate Measures Trust.

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