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Policies databases

In order to underpin scenario analysis of the World Energy Outlook, an extensive effort is made to update and expand the list of energy and climate-related policies and measures that feed into our modelling.

Assumptions about government policies are critical to this analysis and over 3 000 policies and measures in OECD and non-OECD countries have been considered during the WEO preparation. A summary of some of the key policy targets and measures for different sectors by selected countries and regions for WEO 2020 can be found here.

Although all care has been taken to ensure accuracy, completeness and clarity of content in these databases, they may not be a complete listing of all energy related policies in the region or country covered. For various reasons information can be difficult to find or confirm, and some translated information is subject to the translator's discretion. If you have more up-to-date information, please help us improve the quality of this service by contacting the IEA at

IEA SDG7 Tracker

The International Energy Agency is at the forefront of global efforts to assess and analyse persistent energy access deficit, providing annual country-by-country data on access to electricity and clean cooking (SDG 7.1) and the main data source for tracking official progress towards SDG targets on renewables (SDG 7.2) and energy efficiency (SDG 7.3).

IEA Policies and Measures Database

The IEA’s Policies and Measures Database provides access to information on past, existing or planned government policies and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support the development and deployment of renewables and other clean energy technologies. This unique policy database brings together data from the IEA/IRENA Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database, the IEA Energy Efficiency Database, the Addressing Climate Change database, and the Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database, along with information on CCUS and methane abatement policies. This policy information has been collected since 1999 from governments, partner organisations and IEA analysis. Governments have an opportunity to review the policy information periodically.