Since Switzerland submitted the world’s first national climate pledge – called an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) – in February, the rest of the world’s countries slowly followed suit, together representing over 90% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

From China’s pledge to cut emissions 60-65% from 2005 levels by 2030 to the proposal from the US to double the pace of pollution reduction from 2020-25, submissions have ranged widely in ambition levels. But what does it all mean for scoring a global deal at COP21 in Paris?

The UNFCCC released a synthesis report of the INDCs that were submitted before October 1. To help dissect the results and our likelihood of achieving global deal, The @ClimateGroup hosted a live Twitter Q&A with expert Jennifer Morgan (@climatemorgan), Global Director of the Climate Program at WRI.

“Country climate action pledges, or INDCs, are vital building blocks for the global agreement. Now, more than 150 countries – covering more than 90% of the world's GHGs – have submitted contributions, helping to create the foundation for a robust and lasting climate deal. As we embark on the final stretch before COP 21 in Paris, I look forward to answering your questions on the INDCs countries have already put forward, and where we go from here,” comments Jennifer Morgan.

INDCs include a timeline for enacting the emission reduction targets, a past comparison level and a full scope for the target. To explore the submissions see the CAIT interactive map which uses climate pledge data to compare INDCs around the world.

Learn more about INDCs.