Explore economy-wide emissions projections and sectoral emissions breakdowns for any of six geographies (Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, or the United States). Infographics show the range of emissions trajectories based on the CTI’s assessment of the Current Development Scenario (CDS) and the sectoral breakdown of these emissions. Narratives highlight key takeaways for each region. GDP and population growth projections for the CDS are derived from the Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSPs) used by the climate modeling community; these assumptions flow throughout the sectors and have systemic impacts on activity metrics such as the rate of new car sales, chemical production levels, and the evolution of the building stock.

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Suggested Citations

Website: Carbon Transparency Initiative. November 2016. ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA. Accessed on (date). Available at

Model Methodology: Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Cronin, C. and Menon, S., “Carbon Transparency Initiative: Model methodology for all sectors.” November 2016. ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA. Available at

Brazil Model Methodology: Azevedo, T., Tsai, D., dos Santos Cremer, M., Costa Jr., C., Brandao Jr., A., Coluna, I., Albuquerque, I., Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Cronin, C. and Menon, S., “Carbon Transparency Initiative: Brazil.” December 2017. System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals Estimates (SEEG) and ClimateWorks Foundation. Available at

Brief (2015): Cronin, C., Menon, S., Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Hagemann, M., Höhne, N., Sterl, S., van Breevoort, P., Wouters, K., Hare, B., Roming, N., and Sferra, F., “Faster and Cleaner: Decarbonization in the power and transport sectors is surpassing predictions.” December 2015. Available at

Brief (2017): Cronin, C., Menon, S., Monteith, S., Plechaty, D., Sterl, S., Hagemann, M., Fekete, H., Höhne, N., Cantzler, J., Ancygier, A., Beer, M., Hare, B., Wouters, K., Deng, Y., Blok, K., “Faster and Cleaner 2: Kick-starting global decarbonization.” April 2017. Available at