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The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development.

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UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015: INDCs signal unprecedented momentum but greater future action needed

Released today, the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015 finds that Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCS) signal unprecedented momentum for climate agreement in Paris, but achieving 2 degree objective contingent upon enhanced ambition in future years. INDCs projected to reduce emissions in 2030 by up to 6 gigatonnes but additional 12 gigatonnes required to close gap. [more...]

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FEATURE: Shifting from ‘Intended’ to ‘Implemented’ – What’s required for the INDCs?

CDKN has supported the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for the Paris climate summit, in nine developing countries. Ben Bostock, Helen Picot and Kiran Sura of CDKN reflect on the strong ambitions of these submissions – and their varying levels of detail, which suggest that some INDCs may be readier for implementation than others. [more...]