State of the Nationally Determined Contributions: Enhancing Adaptation Ambition
Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are a valuable instrument for countries to communicate adaptation priorities and bring international attention to adaptation needs. This paper discusses the adaptation components of the updated NDCs for the 2020-2021 submission cycle. Using a comprehensive qualitative assessment framework, it examines the updated NDCs and compares them to the first round of submissions. By understanding how the NDCs have changed, the paper contributes to a growing literature on adaptation ambition and assessment.