In 2013, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decided that every member state should formulate its concrete national contribution to address the challenges of climate change, the (I)NDCs. These proved to be a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. However, NDCs vary to a great extend in scope and content as no common method in developing national climate action plans have been developed. Actors of global climate action, whether looking at researchers, policy makers and negotiators, civil society or development agencies, were in need of more transparency and an easier access to the information of all countries` NDCs in order to contribute to the challenge of climate change.
In cooperation with the UNFCCC secretariat, the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) led the development of an comprehensive analysis of all submitted intended and final NDCs. At this end, a database was established which made NDCs information accessible and usable online via the interactive tool ‘NDC Explorer’.
Enter the online tool and explore the NDCs in 60 subcategories related to mitigation, adaptation, finance and support, planning and process, as well as broader debates like SDGs and fossil fuel subsidy reform.