WRI’s Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is a web-based data explorer providing comprehensive and comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets as well as other climate-relevant indicators. This tool can be used to analyze a wide range of climate-related data questions and help inform policy discussions and decisions within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other forums.
CAIT is designed to enable efficient and user-friendly exploration of data. The platform allows a user to select a data collection and focus on a subset of data within that collection. The user can refine what is viewed within each data table, and create visualizations from the data portrayed. These visualizations can be downloaded for use in publications or presentations, shared via hyperlinks or social media, or embedded in online materials such as blog posts and news articles. In addition, users can export raw data to their computer as Excel files for further analysis offline.
CAIT allows users to view climate-related figures and trends associated with particular regions, countries, and U.S. states. The CAIT interface includes a main table that portrays data based on user selections from the left-side navigation pane. In addition, within the data table columns can be added and removed, rows turned on and off, and data sorted by user preference, to focus on different areas of the data collection being viewed. Further, the data table controls the visualizations that appear at the bottom of the interface, and this visualization preview pane can be kept in view or hidden depending on user preference.
CAIT functions are described in more detail below.
Most user controls for viewing data can be found in the left-side navigation pane, as follows:
Additional sorting and refining of the data view can be done within the data table itself, as follows:
CAIT provides visualizations of the data being viewed, which can be downloaded or shared as needed. Use this feature as follows: