From drumbeating to marching: assessing non-state and subnational climate action using data

Hsu, Angel / Sander Chan / Mark Roelfsema / Marco Schletz / Takeshi Kuramochi / Sybrig Smit / Andrew Deneault
External Publications (2023)

in: One Earth 12 (7), 628-633


The 2015 Paris Agreement emphasized non-state actors (NSAs) in climate action, but ‘‘greenwashing’’ concerns persist. The UN introduced a framework for NSA accountability through improved reporting. Yet, data remain inconsistent, especially in the Global South. We propose refining reporting, broadening data collection, and using innovative tech like AI for better tracking and accountability

About the authors


Chan, Sander

Transnational and international environmental politics and governance


Further experts

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science 

Dippel, Beatrice


Donnelly, Aiveen

Politcal Science 

Ekoh, Susan S.

Environmental Research 

Goedeking, Nicholas

Comparative Political Economy 

Lehmann, Ina

Political Science 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna


Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist