Since 1999, the IEA’s Policies and Measures Databases offer access to information on energy-related policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment. This online service aims to complement the policy analysis carried out by the IEA and covers measures taken in IEA member countries. Delegates from IEA member countries are given the opportunity to review information in the databases twice a year.

In addition, the databases include some information on policies and measures in Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Please note this information is not subject to official government review. The Global Renewable Energy policies and measures database also includes some information on additional non-IEA countries.

Please note the databases are not exhaustive; for example, information on actions taken by provincial or regional government is not systematically included.

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