This guide leads countries through a gradual process to identify relevant options for improving NDCs. The guide shows how improving NPPs can help reduce emissions and accelerate adaptation efforts, and provides examples and lessons learned from countries that are already taking these steps. In addition, synergies between actions to combat climate change and sustainable development goals will be optimized, funding will be focused on NDC objectives and NDC communication will be transparent and in line with the Paris Agreement. enhancing-ndcs-2020-achieving-goals-paris-agreement.pdf the Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway and Moldova are the first countries to present an improved “defined national contribution” (NDC). The Paris Agreement on Climate Change calls on countries to introduce stricter NDPs every five years from 2020. Published by WRI and UNDP, Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plan aims to help practitioners think about how to structure their country`s improved TDCs on three dimensions: strengthening emissions reduction targets (climate change mitigation), improving climate resilience (adaptation) and communicating clearly their measures to build trust and facilitate effective implementation. Although virtually all countries have national climate plans, in many cases the impact they will have on emissions is unclear. If China`s carbon dioxide emissions were a country, they would be the world`s 17th largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Here`s how China can clean them up. Fewer than a dozen national climate plans contain measures to reduce food waste and loss. That is a problem — if food loss and waste were their own country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world.
As countries consider how to improve climate ambitions in managing the coronavirus pandemic, Chile is leading by example with a new national commitment to climate change (NDC). If you prefer to download the publication directly, click here.