Listen to the recorded webinar which details CDKN and Ricardo AEA’s ‘Guide to Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ for Least Developed Countries. LDCs have contributed less to current global emissions than other countries; so the burden of cutting emissions will rest with major economies. However to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, all countries will have to play a role, and the UN has indicated that LDC contributions towards a global agreement should “reflect their special circumstances”. There is currently no formal template available from the UNFCCC, and countries are using a range of different approaches.
Chris Dodwell and Kiran Sura go step by step through the INDC template and answer audience questions – accompanied by Emelia Holdaway. This accompanies the published document of the same name, which you will find on http://www.cdkn.org/indc. The Guide to INDCs is not an official publication of the UNFCCC, nor is it endorsed by the UNFCCC. However, it was developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders, including authors of existing INDC guidance, representatives from LDCs, and organisations working with CDKN to support INDC preparations. It draws from the INDCs which have already been submitted, and a range of referenced literature. The authors have also ensured that this template is consistent with existing guidance published by UNDP/GIZ and World Resources Institute.