Overview of recently adopted mitigation policies and climate-relevant policy responses to COVID-19

This report is divided in three sections showcasing recent mitigation policy developments, climate-relevant responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and an overview of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and long-term, low-emissions development strategies (hereafter referred to as long-term strategies or LTSs) submitted to the UNFCCC. The first section of this document presents an overview of climate and energy policies mostly adopted between July 2019 and August 2020 in 25 countries and regions. The second section of this report displays an overview of economic response measures to the COVID-19 pandemic that are relevant to climate policy under section 3. The third and final section of this report presents the latest developments for updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and mid-century, long-term low GHG emission development strategies (hereinafter, “long-term strategies”) submitted to the UNFCCC as of August 2020.