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A new international climate agreement, to be finalized at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris this December, is a key opportunity to confront the climate change challenge. Developed and developing countries are currently submitting their national post-2020 climate action commitments, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). These commitments will form the foundation of the 2015 climate agreement.

Some countries will submit their INDCs by late March 2015, while many others are expected to submit by June. In October, the UNFCCC Secretariat will compile a synthesis report on how these INDCs are expected to impact overall emissions globally.

WRI has developed a guidance document on how to prepare INDCs, together with UNDP; Designing and Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.

WRI produces resources, tools and research to support decision-makers, media and other stakeholders in better understanding the INDCs and the 2015 climate agreement. Our Open Book initiative provides guidance on what information countries should provide when submitting their INDCs. Our CAIT Paris Contributions Map tracks and analyzes countries’ commitments. And our experts provide commentary and analysis on international climate action.

Check this page regularly to access our latest publications, blog posts, events and other resources related to INDCs. For media inquiries, please contact Rhys Gerholdt.

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