Mapping Nationally Determined Contributions
In December 2015, at COP 21 in Paris, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historic agreement to combat climate change and accelerate actions needed for a zero-carbon and climate resilient future. The agreement establishes a common cause of keeping global temperature rise in this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The signatory countries outlined their respective commitments to reducing carbon emissions and undertaking adaptation efforts through Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).
This interactive map provides summary information for parliamentarians on the basic content of the INDCs originally submitted by the signatory countries of the Americas and the Caribbean, which have since been ratified. These will be updated as countries submit new contributions and report on progress towards achieving their goals.