Costa Rica’s road to decarbonisation is paved with political vision and painstaking planning – according to Andrea Meza, the country’s Director of Climate Change. [more...]
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.
A mobile app for Costa Rican coffee farmers is not only helping them reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The app also feeds into Costa Rica’s Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system: part of its national commitment on climate action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Paul May of CDKN reports. [more...]
Colombia has not only set emissions reductions targets for 2030. It has also set an intermediate carbon budget for the National Development Plan period to 2022, which aims to ensure the country is on a pathway to achieve its 2030 goals, says Estefania Ardila Robles. [more...]
Brazil’s national government is unconcerned with climate change, but cities and subnational regions are stepping up their climate commitments, says Camila Chabar, Climate Change Coordinator at ICLEI South America. [more...]
To implement the Paris climate change agreement at the national level, countries will have to review existing governance frameworks and develop new rules and regulations. This may result in “top-down” [more]…
The effectiveness of national energy policy will be decisive for achieving Paris Agreement objectives and the 2030 Agenda. A CDKN Working Paper assesses how Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana and Peru are aligning these goals. [more]…
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