Infographics

COP26: Your visual guide

COP26: Your visual guide

What COP26 is, who attends it and why it matters — in infographic form.

It's the most important UN climate summit since Paris in 2015. But why? ECIU's John Lang puts COP26 in its wider context and provides a visual explanation of what a COP is, who attends it and why this one matters.


A short history of net zero

A short history of net zero

Net zero has come a long way quickly, but it's a journey that's only just begun.

It has gone from science to policy to mainstream in less than a decade. But it's the three decades ahead, the first in particular, that will determine whether net zero lives up to its own definition.


An infographic summary of the UNEP Gap Report 2020

UNEP GAP Report 2020

The gap between where we are likely to be and where we need to be by 2030.

An infographic summary of this year's UNEP Gap Report. It measures the commitment gap between what the international community should be doing to mitigate climate change and what we are actually doing.


COVID-19 and Climate Change (The name's 'Brick')

COVID-19 and Climate Change (The name's 'Brick')

Have COVID-19 restrictions been good or bad news for climate change?

To help us answer the question, we thought it best to introduce a new climate character: the name's 'Brick'.


Net Zero by mid-century ambition — GDP, emissions and population

Global Net Zero Ambition

The annual gross domestic product (GDP) tied up with net zero by mid-century commitments and intentions globally.

As of 12 December 2020, almost $85 trillion, or about 68% of the world’s annual GDP (by PPP), is being generated in nations with an actual or intended net zero target. For the full list of countries and regions, see our Net Zero Tracker.


IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC)

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

Providing clarity for policymakers and the public alike

This is a comprehensive visual alternative to the 1170 pages of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and its 45-page Summary for Policymakers. A short — though long by infographic standards — scroll through the state of the Earth's ocean and cryosphere.

*Cryosphere = the icy areas of the Earth system.


UN climate summits infographic

A Short(-ish) History of the UN Climate Summits

We take you back to the dawn of global action on climate change and run you through its checkered 30-year history.

The short history of UN Climate Summits (or 'COPs') kicks off with former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher calling for a global treaty on climate change. It ends by looking forward to the first ever UN climate summit in the UK, to be hosted in Glasgow in 2020.

Next year's summit represents the international community's last chance to raise ambition over the short- and long-term to put the world on a trajectory consistent with 1.5°C — the target that science recommends and the public wants.


An infographic summary of the UNEP Gap Report 2019.

UNEP GAP Report 2019

The gap between where we are likely to be and where we need to be by 2030

An infographic summary of this year's UNEP Gap Report. It measures the commitment gap between what the international community should be doing to mitigate climate change and what we are actually doing.


IPCC 1.5°C Report

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

A matter of half a degree

Our infographic, inspired by the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, compares the difference between a 1.5°C and 2°C world.

A reminder, and reiteration, of why it's in the interests of governments the world over to act boldly now.