Published by WRI and UNDP, Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans is designed to help practitioners think through how to structure their country’s enhanced NDCs across three dimensions: strengthening targets to reduce emissions (mitigation), enhancing climate resilience (adaptation) and clearly communicating their actions to build trust and facilitate effective implementation.

Key Findings

This guidance walks countries through a step-by-step process to identify relevant options for enhancing NDCs. The guidance shows how enhanced NDCs can help reduce emissions and advance adaptation action, and presents examples and lessons from countries that are already taking these steps. It also touches on maximizing synergies between climate action with the Sustainable Development Goals, aligning finance with NDC objectives, and communicating NDCs transparently and in line with the Paris Agreement.

Executive Summary

Full executive summary available in the paper.