The 2020 deadline for countries to share their enhanced national climate plans (called NDCs) under the Paris Agreement is rapidly approaching. These commitments must respond to scientists’ warnings to slash emissions in half over the next decade to avoid the most severe effects of climate change. Without urgent action, warming is likely to reach 1.5 degrees C by 2030. Current NDCs put global temperatures on track to rise 2.9 to 3.4 degrees C by the end of the century. Laying out a more ambitious vision and stepping up national mitigation targets for 2030 is essential to keep the Paris Agreement’s goals within reach.
This webinar presents new guidance from World Resources Institute and the UN Development Programme to support countries through the process of designing a new or updated NDCs. It proposes an overarching framework that countries can adapt to suit their priorities and circumstances. And it identifies opportunities across a wide range of sectors, where countries can incorporate or strengthen targets and policies in their NDCs to drive mitigation action together with substantial economic and development benefits. The latest reporting and communication requirements from the UNFCCC will also be covered.
We hope you can join us for an in-depth discussion on why and how countries can step up their NDCs or register above to watch the replay at your convenience.
David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, WRI
Michael Comstock, Climate Change Technical Specialist, UN Development Programme