Colombia's new Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris climate agreement is one of the most ambitious in Latin America. These three lessons from Colombia’s NDC could help other developing countries update their climate action plans.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable, providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. In recovery, there are four essential priorities for climate action and social equity.
Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway and Moldova are the first countries to submit an enhanced "nationally determined contribution," or NDC. The Paris Agreement on climate change calls on countries to submit stronger NDCs every five years, beginning in 2020.
Decarbonizing the transport sector would create a cleaner, healthier and more affordable future for everyone, and it can be done without sacrificing the interconnectedness we've come to expect from modernity.
Scores of countries are expected to announce plans at next week's UN Climate Action Summit to accelerate and scale up global ambition to implement the Paris Agreement. Twelve have already shared their long-term strategies to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury. Climate Watch's new Long-term Strategy Tracker offers a look.