The adoption of the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was an historic moment, providing a universal platform for all countries to take action towards a commonly agreed goal. Central to the success of COP 21 were the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), which were submitted by more than 190 countries during 2015. These set out each country’s approach to reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.
Since COP 21, countries have been invited to confirm these intentions by ratifying the Paris Agreement and submitting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC. In the future, countries will be required to submit updated and more ambitious NDCs every five years. CDKN is committed to working with developing countries to assist them in planning and implementing their NDCs. You can find the results of this work so far, outlined below.