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Session on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

June 26, 2023

About the Session

The second online session aims to train the participants on the issue of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and their significant role in climate policy. The implementation of countries’ NDCs constitutes the bulk of climate action, which will reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, as well as enhance resilience.

At the twenty-first session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in France in 2015, 196 countries adopted the Paris Agreement as a legally binding international treaty on climate change. The overarching goal of this Agreement is to limit “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and pursue efforts “to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”

The Paris Agreement requests each country to outline and communicate their post-2020 climate actions, known as their NDCs. Article 4.2 of the Paris Agreement requires each Party to prepare, communicate and maintain successive NDCs that it intends to achieve, and Parties shall pursue domestic mitigation measures, with the aim of achieving the objectives of such contributions. NDCs therefore embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

This online YECAP Climate Negotiators Training Programme will provide participants with an introduction and overview of the NDCs, including the global and regional outlook, the work of the UNFCCC Secretariat and the roles of a diverse range of development partners working on NDCs in the Asia Pacific region. The participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panelists.

More information and resource materials will be available after the conclusion of the event.

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